People who are fully vaccinated in the UK and stay at home after being exposed to COVID-19 will get full sick pay from their employer, the company said. Under current UK government guidelines, people who have been vaccinated are not required to self-isolate after an exposure, but people who haven’t been vaccinated have to self-isolate for 10 days.
People are getting sick more often in the US because of the Omicron variant, which is very contagious. Companies are having to deal with staff shortages because of this. Firms are also trying to figure out the best way to make sure their employees get vaccines and wear face masks when they come to work, too.
There were legal challenges to the Biden administration’s plan to make large employers get vaccines. The Supreme Court heard them last week. Under President Biden’s plan, big businesses with more than 100 employees would have to make their workers get vaccines or get tested at work.