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Coronavirus staff update - 1 October 2020

Staff FAQs have been updated and there's more information on face coverings when sharing a council vehicle.

Face coverings are compulsory when sharing council vehicles with others

Staff are being reminded that following a change to Welsh Government legislation is now compulsory for staff to wear a face covering if you are sharing a council vehicle with other people.  This is in addition to the mitigating measures contained within the relevant risk assessment that all staff should be working to. Please note that failure to comply would be a criminal offence subject to the imposition of a fine and also risks possible disciplinary action.

The guidance from Welsh Government indicates that medical exemptions are permitted and you should advise your manager if you intend to claim such an exemption, but the individual will be responsible for justifying the exemption to the enforcement bodies, if challenged.

Sharing council vehicles with other members of staff should take place only if agreed with your manager as part of the risk assessment. Discussions continue with the trade unions to review risk assessments where necessary

Staff are welcome to provide their own face covering line with guidance but the council will also make available where required

We would also like to remind staff that it is a legal requirement to wear face coverings on public transport, including buses and taxis.

 

Staff Covid-19 FAQs have been updated

Covid-19 FAQs for staff have been updated following discussions between CMT and the trades unions. This includes this includes a change in approach for staff with childcare responsibilities who are contacted by the Test, Trace Protect contact tracing team.

The FAQs can be found here: www.swansea.gov.uk/staffnet/covidFAQs

 

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