Coronavirus guidance

Below you will find the latest updates from SNIPEF about coronavirus and other helpful advice and information about dealing with the pandemic.

SNIPEF daily news updates

This page will keep you informed with daily updates on the COVID-19 pandemic from key sources all in one place. Read more


SNIPEF Employment Guide

This guide is updated regularly with the latest information and guidance. In this guide you will find information on:

  • Government and construction industry guidelines during the pandemic
  • Duty of care
  • Safeguarding your business and your employees
  • Employee self-isolation and pay
  • Employee’s personal choice to self-isolate
  • Shielding
  • The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme
  • Making a claim for Statutory Sick Pay through the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Scheme
  • Sickness absence
  • Disruption to employee’s care arrangements
  • Consulting with employees: furlough leave with a 20% reduction in wages
  • The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Details of the scheme
  • Making a current claim for employees’ wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
  • Training and payment of wages during furlough leave and paying 80% of wages
  • Payment of holidays during furlough leave
  • Employee wishing to take holidays during furlough leave
  • Where holidays have been unable to be taken because of the pandemic
  • SNIJIB national working rule 9: temporary lay– off
  • Redundancy
  • Preparation for your workforce resuming work
  • Further information

Read latest issue (Issue 20, 13 January 2021)

Furlough guidance

Government support

Contractual, cashflow and payment guidance

Restart and return to work

Other updates and useful information

Official sources of information

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