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Your Unison Rep team have received a few concerns from various members, about some managers, in some areas, asking them to take paid or unpaid A/L when their child/children are told by their school or Track & Trace to isolate because of a recent Covid+ contact.  The UK Government advise that children under 13 yrs must be supervised by a household member if required to self isolate via contact tracing. This wasn’t an issue earlier in the year during the first lock-down and the Branch Principal team are unaware of a change to SWAST arrangements now. I’d be grateful if members who have been affected by this ‘new interpretation’ could email me directly detailing their situation: david.phillips@swast.nhs.uk before Wednesday 2/12, when I’ll be able to discuss this with senior managers. Thanks. Dave