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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Absence

Recording of Absence related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Where an employee contacts you to advise that they are not attending the workplace due to a COVID-19 related absence, the absence must be recorded via myTeam by the manager. Please ensure that all absences are recorded in a timely manner and that an accurate record of the reason for absence is also recorded.

The absence category matrix below details the different types of COVID-19 related absences and how these should be recorded on iTrent.

For further guidance on how to do record an absence on iTrent, please click here.

Further information on how to manage employee’s absence relating to COVID-19 is detailed below in COVID-19 – Sickness Absence and COVID-19 – Special Leave. New Guidance is also available on supporting employees who are experiencing symptoms of Long COVID and provides advice on how to manage an employees return to work and what steps to take if they are unable to return.