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Latest update for members working in Barchester Healthcare

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance for members in Barchester

13/01/2021

GMB are awaiting an update soon from Barchester Healthcare on their current arrangements during the pandemic and will update members as soon as we have these. For now, please see details on the All Social Care Noticeboard and below, on the Coronavirus Hub.

Full details about Coronavirus for GMB members is available on our dedicated webpage and can be accessed using the following link:

 

Coronavirus advice

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The GMB is in regular communication with Barchester regarding their Covid-19 planning, including managing staff absences from work. Information and advice is changing daily and we will endeavor to keep you up to date with developments.

 

Below is a summary of some key areas you may have concerns about.

  • Should you be off work due to self-isolation you will be paid Statutory Sick Pay from Day One of absence.
  • Staff will be supported to refresh their infection control.
  • Non-urgent visits to Care Homes will be restricted and this may include visits from your GMB Trade Union Representatives.

 

Barchester have also published advice online at www.barchester.com/help-and-advice/news/barchester-healthcare-and-uk-coronavirus-outbreak

 

The GMB understands that this is a time where many of our members, who have already been working under immense pressures, will be expected to go over and above, more so than normal. We want to assure you that we are doing everything in our power to get you the protection and support that you need.

 

If you are affected by any of the above and need further guidance and support, please speak with your local GMB representative.

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16/03/2020

Full details about Coronavirus for GMB members is available on our dedicated webpage and can be accessed using the following link:

 

Coronavirus advice

Enter the Coronavirus Hub

 

The GMB is in regular communication with Barchester regarding their Covid-19 planning, including managing staff absences from work. Information and advice is changing daily and we will endeavor to keep you up to date with developments.

 

Below is a summary of some key areas you may have concerns about.

  • Should you be off work due to self-isolation you will be paid Statutory Sick Pay from Day One of absence.
  • Staff will be supported to refresh their infection control.
  • Non-urgent visits to Care Homes will be restricted and this may include visits from your GMB Trade Union Representatives.

 

Barchester have also published advice online at https://www.barchester.com/help-and-advice/news/barchester-healthcare-and-uk-coronavirus-outbreak

 

The GMB understands that this is a time where many of our members, who have already been working under immense pressures, will be expected to go over and above, more so than normal. We want to assure you that we are doing everything in our power to get you the protection and support that you need.

 

If you are affected by any of the above and need further guidance and support, please speak with your local GMB representative.

 

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