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Committee writes to Health & Safety Executive on lack of clarity on Covid self-isolation rules

21 July 2021

The Work and Pensions Committee has written to the Health & Safety Executive to ask about its role enforcing Covid self-isolation rules amid a lack of clarity on the guidance issued to businesses. 

Chair's comment

Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP, Chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, said: “Despite a predictable increase in the number of people being told to self-isolate to keep others safe as Covid restrictions are lifted, both businesses and employees seem to have been left in the dark over the rules they need to follow. There needs to be much more clarity about the legal position when it comes to self-isolation and the role HSE is playing in ensuring that employers understand their responsibilities and in what circumstances they have discretion.”    

The Committee previously wrote to the HSE on social distancing in the workplace in May.

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