COVID-19

Guidance for the NHS workforce community on managing COVID-19.
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This section provides information to help workforce leaders and their teams in the health system to continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This page brings together, in one place:

  • the latest NHS Staff Council guidance, developed to support employing organisations in both the management of new COVID-19 cases and the transition of staff back to their normal contractual sick pay arrangements
  • FAQs developed by NHS England for staff who are required to remain away from the workplace in line with UKHSA guidance. Following the 24 August 2022 announcement from the Department of Health and Social Care that routine asymptomatic testing will be paused across health and social care setting from 31 August, these FAQs are currently being revised and will return soon.
  • the now archived temporary workforce guidance from Department of Health and Social Care.