The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Guidance for managers

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Operational HR Contact Details

To contact your HR Advisor for your CSU for any operational HR related queries and advice please go to the Human Resources Intranet Site.

Recording staff absences at work

The document Coronavirus Managers Guide for Recording and Reporting Staff Absence and Staff Testing provides a brief guide for recording associated absences from work and contacts with possible and confirmed cases whilst at work. Managers are asked to note the change to how self-isolation and absences should be recorded. Advice is available from the Workforce Systems Teams.

Healthcare worker exemption from isolation process [Updated 05/04/2022]

All healthcare workers who are fully vaccinated and have been in contact with someone with Covid-19 can return to work if they have:

  • a negative Covid PCR test and then;
  • daily pre-shift lateral flow tests for the duration of what would be the 10-day isolation period.

We would also encourage all staff to continue doing pre-shift lateral flow tests twice weekly.

Line managers are asked to ensure that for all staff who are Covid contacts complete the risk assessment below and email to the staff tracker team.

Each CSU is asked to ensure that staff members who have a Covid contact follow the guidance in this document and are responsible for ensuring that the staff member does not work with vulnerable patients and for ensuring PCR result is negative and daily pre-shift lateral flow tests are negative.

How to move staff from a roster to work a shift on a COVID-19 ward

Alternative duties

For staff whose usual work is not currently required as fully as normal, they may be asked to support other roles within the Trust to ensure front line services can continue, or may be asked to support alternative, valuable tasks either from their usual place of work, from home, or remotely from other Trust locations. These duties may be different to those you usually perform within your ‘normal’ working week, however will still be of great value to your team, department and the Trust.

The suggestions outlined in the document here have been developed to help you to consider and manage your team's workload.

To learn more on roles currently available in the organisation for staff seeking alternative short term roles please see our Meaningful work - jobs board Webpage.

Hospitalisation of staff with COVID-19

In the event that a member of staff is hospitalised, this guidance provides information on how to support them, their family and their colleagues.

Death of member of staff with COVID-19

In the sad event that a member of staff passes away as a result of COVID-19, this guidance provides information on the actions that need to be taken and the support that is available for their family and colleagues.

Thank you letter

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