What does my Employer have to do to Protect me from COVID-19?

Employers have a legal duty to make the workplace safe for all staff. It’s the employer's responsibility to regularly carry out workplace risk assessments and take steps to reduce Covid risk. Employees also have a responsibility to follow safe working practices.

Can my Employer Make me get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

Looking at the issue of being vaccinated and whether an employer can insist on an employee having the COVID-19 vaccine.

Workplace Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Looking at the issue of workplace testing for PAs.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for PAs

How to access PPE for Personal Assistants

Sick Pay for PAs

What to do if you are sick and cannot work and what entitlements you may have to sick pay.

ID Badges for PAs

The PA Network Scotland offers ID badges, approved by the Scottish Government, to all registered PAs, in order to provide them with a recognisable form of ID.

Social Care Staff Support Fund

This outlines the criteris for the Social Care Staff Support Fund which is also available to PAs.

Social Care Worker Death in Service Payment

Details of the criteria for accessing the Social Care Worker Death in Service Payment Scheme.

Disclaimer

Please note that the information contained in this Handbook is provided for guidance purposes only. Every reasonable effort is made to make the information accurate and up to date, but no responsibility for its accuracy and correctness, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed by Self Directed Support Scotland or any other contributing party.

The information does not, and is not intended to, amount to legal advice. You are strongly advised to obtain specific, personal and professional advice from a lawyer about employment law matters, or an accountant/ tax specialist about taxation matters, and from HMRC and your insurers. You should not rely solely on the information in this Handbook. Support organisations listed in this Handbook can help you find appropriate sources of advice.