Updates at a glance
Lateral flow testing update
From Friday (April 16, 2021) staff who are unable to work from home and do not currently have direct access to COVID-19 testing, will be able to collect free rapid home testing kits to test themselves for the virus before attending work.
The lateral flow testing page has been updated with new information.
Covid-19 vaccine page - updated information
Visit the Covid-19 vaccine page for updated information on recording absence linked to an adverse reaction to the vaccine and time off for vaccine appointments.
Updated advice on shielding – March 18
The Chief Medical Officer has reviewed the advice to people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and in light of the current context of significantly lower cases across Wales, has advised that shielding measures should be paused on 31 March. This means from 1 April you can:
- go to work, if you cannot work from home, as long as the business is Covid-secure (has taken reasonable measures to minimise risk to employees);
- children who have been following shielding measures can return to school when appropriate for their year group
More information can be found on the Welsh Government website.
Supporting Transgender staff
This guidance has been produced to support our employees and managers in understanding the experience and process of transitioning and the potential barriers that may inhibit a trans person in reaching their potential in the workplace. It provides helpful guidance on supporting trans applicants and employees, creating an inclusive working environment and what a trans person can expect in terms of support.
Supporting Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual staff
This guidance aims to support managers with their responsibility for developing an inclusive culture in their workplace and providing the appropriate support to their LGB team members.
Read more on the Supporting Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual staff page.
The ResourceLink team will not be on hand to respond to any emails on March 8, 9 and 12 due to staff training. There will be a delay in responses to any emails sent during this time.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Covid-19 self-testing (Lateral Flow Devices)
Some members of staff will now be able to take a lateral flow test as part of their job.
Those members of staff who are currently able to self-test will have been contacted by their line manager with information on the how the process works.
Find out more about self-testing including frequently asked questions on the Lateral Flow Testing page