COVID-19 updates from the Lead Employer:


Key Messages for Host Organisations and Risk Assessments 


Please find below a risk assessment template which should be carried out by hosts in conjunction with trainees.


Risk Assessment Template


Once completed the risk assessment form should be sent to the LE Case Management inbox to be added to the trainees personal record.



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:


Trainee & Host FAQs


 Trainee FAQs

 Host Organisation FAQs


Occupational health advice for both employers and pregnant women


Guidance on shielding and protecting staff in 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 with the following details:


Host Organisation:
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.



 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:


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.






World Health Organisation