COVID-19 updates from the Lead Employer
Latest National Guidance
HEE have also set up a dedicated page which has up to date guidance and information for trainees in response to COVID-19 and you can access it by clicking here
FAQs and Guidance
We have collated a list of FAQs based on your queries which you can access below, alongside guidance for high risk groups:
Submit Your Query
In order to collate the most up to date queries, we are asking that you send us any questions you may have regarding COVID-19 via our online form.
Reporting absence due to self-isolation or COVID-19
Trainee’s should report their absence to their host organisation as normal. In addition, trainees must email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
Reason for absence (self-isolation or sickness absence):
If self-isolating, reason for self-isolation (yourself or household member):
Start date of absence :
End date of absence:
Please take a look at the following document for details on recording absences via ESR.
Key Messages for Host Organisations
Please find below risk assessments which should be carried out by hosts in conjunction with trainees.
Please select the risk assessment which is most relevant to the situation which the trainee finds them self in:
At Risk Assessment – the trainee feels that they are at risk but are not categorised as being vulnerable themselves.
Vulnerable Trainee Assessment – the trainee has an underlying health condition as defined by PHE and makes them vulnerable in the workplace.
Vulnerable family member Assessment – The trainee themselves are fit and well and have no underlying health conditions however they live with a family member who is classified as vulnerable as defined by PHE guidance.
Once completed the risk assessment form should be sent to the LE Case Management inbox to be added to the trainees personal record.
Health, Work and Wellbeing
We understand that it is vital for our colleagues to feel that they have access to the latest support regarding health and wellbeing during this time. Please see below some links you may find useful:
There are also some great apps available to help support your mental health and wellbeing and some are even offering discounted subscriptions for NHS employees:
Headspace: Free Headspace Plus for NHS Workers (3 months subscription) Fill in this google form to gain 3 months access:
Unmind: Free access to mental well-being platform for NHS workers. More info here: nhs.unmind.com/signup
We’ve also provided useful tips for managing everyday life, self-isolating and managing work demands during the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here to read more.
We would also like to share some really useful websites that are continuing to providing up to date guidance and advice on coping with stress during this time.