Application of Sickness policy for Council Staff during Covid 19

Jane Filsell made this Freedom of Information request to Newport City Council

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Dear Newport City Council,

Can you please let me know if staff working for the Council who have off work due to being unwell with Covid 19 are subject to the Councils sickness policy or if, due to the pandemic, the sickness policy has not been enforced for these staff.

Yours faithfully,

Jane Filsell

Newport City Council

Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your request for information about :

Application of Sickness policy for Council Staff during Covid 19

Received on 28/07/2020

This request has been formally logged in our FOI management system and has been assigned the reference REQ08246.
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NCC - Information Management, Newport City Council

Dear Jane Filsell,

 

Thank you for your recent request for information which I have enclosed
below for ease of reference. Your request has been treated in accordance
with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and/or the Environmental
Information Regulations 2004.

 

Your Request :  REQ08246

 

Can you please let me know if staff working for the Council who have off
work due to being unwell with Covid 19 are subject to the Councils
sickness policy or if, due to the pandemic, the sickness policy has not
been enforced for these staff.

 

I can confirm that we do hold information that falls within the scope of
your request. The answers to your questions have been provided in Red Text
below.

 

The Council has not applied its Management of Attendance Policy for any
absences as a result of COVID19.  The Council has applied the [1]National
Joint Council for Local Government Services Pay and Conditions of Service
in relation to infectious disease, whereby any employee who is prevented
from attending work because of contact with infectious disease shall be
entitled to receive normal pay and the period of absence will not reduce
an employee's sickness entitlement.

 

 

I hope this provides the information you were looking for; if there is any
further information that we can provide, please submit a further request.
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Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
Councils complaints procedure. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted [2]HERE.

 

For future reference, all Freedom of Information requests can now be
submitted via the link below.

 

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Regards

 

Information Management

 

Mae’r Cyngor yn croesawu gohebiaeth yn Gymraeg, Saesneg neu yn y ddwy
iaith. Byddwn yn cyfathrebu â chi yn ôl eich dewis. Ni fydd gohebu yn
Gymraeg yn arwain at oedi.

The Council welcomes correspondence in English or Welsh or both, and will
respond to you according to your preference. Corresponding in Welsh will
not lead to delay.

Disclaimer/Ymwadiad

This email contains information intended for the addressee only and may be
confidential, the subject of legal or professional privilege, or be
otherwise protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient
of this message, please notify the sender immediately and do not disclose,
distribute or copy the email to any other party. This email and any
attached file are the property of Newport City Council.

When you email Newport City Council, you consent to the Council monitoring
and reading any such emails for the purposes of security and legislative
compliance. For the full disclaimer please access
http://www.newport.gov.uk/disclaimer.

Mae'r e-bost hwn yn cynnwys gwybodaeth y bwriedir ar gyfer y derbynnydd yn
unig a gall fod yn gyfrinachol, yn destun ragorfraint gyfreithiol neu
broffesiynol, neu fel arall wedi’i diogelu rhag cael ei rhyddhau. Os nad
chi yw derbynnydd bwriadedig y neges hon, a fyddech cystal â rhoi gwybod
i'r anfonwr ar unwaith a pheidio â datgelu, dosbarthu neu gopïo’r e-bost i
unrhyw barti arall. Mae’r e-bost hon ac unrhyw ffeiliau atodedig yn eiddo
i Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd.

Pan fyddwch yn anfon e-bost at Gyngor Dinas Casnewydd, rydych yn cydsynio
i’r Cyngor fonitro a darllen unrhyw e-byst o’r fath at ddibenion
cydymffurfio â diogelwch ac â deddfwriaeth. I weld yr ymwadiad llawn ewch
i http://www.newport.gov.uk/ymwadiad

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