This section contains information for TES workers, UPS workers and staff on zero hour contracts.

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Advice for TES workers

The below guidance does not apply to temporary workers engaged through external agencies, who should contact their agency for details around support.

If you have a current assignment, you should speak with your line manager to see if it is practicable for you to work from home during this period and let the TES office know.

If it is not possible to work from home in the circumstances, you will continue to be paid as normal until the end of your assignment.

Sick leave for TES workers

If you are diagnosed or have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) provided that you are eligible. The Government has introduced emergency legislation to SSP for absence that is related to coronavirus so that it is payable from day one of an employee’s absence from work, rather than day four.

If you have an assignment booked that has not yet started

Any booked assignments that have not yet commenced should go ahead as planned and the provisions above will apply.

For further information please see the HR coronavirus advice for TES workers

 

Advice for UPS workers

If you have a current assignment, you should speak with your line manager to see if it is practicable for you to work from home during this period. Hourly paid teachers are encouraged to consider virtual means to deliver lessons where practicable. If it is not possible to work from home in the circumstances, you will continue to be paid until the end of your assignment. 


Sick leave for UPS workers

If you are diagnosed or have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) provided that you are eligible. The Government has introduced emergency legislation to SSP for absence that is related to coronavirus so that it is payable from day one of an employee’s absence from work, rather than day four.

If you have an assignment booked that has not yet started

Any booked assignments that have not yet commenced should go ahead as planned and the provisions above will apply.

 

Advice for staff on zero hour contracts

If you have agreed hours of working with your line manager, you should discuss if it is practicable for you to work from home. Please see the homeworking guidance above for further advice on working from home.

If it not practicable to work from home, then your absence will be treated as paid leave by reason of coronavirus. The expectation during paid leave is that you will be contactable by your team to assist with queries and undertake work where practicable.

Where hours have not yet been agreed, it may be necessary for departments to calculate average hours to reflect your typical working week.

If you are diagnosed with or have developed symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) your absence will be treated as sick leave and you will receive sick pay in line with the Sickness Absence Policy.