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Individual Employer and PAs: Coronavirus FAQs

Individual Employer and PAs: Coronavirus FAQs

Our new information sheet for individual employers and PAs contains guidance based on some of the questions we are being asked at Disability Sheffield by people who employ their own PAs. The outbreak of Coronavirus is a public health issue and as such certain precautions need to be taken by both employer and employee and both parties need to be aware in these difficult circumstances of their employment duties and rights.

We’ve gathered together some common situations and questions that may occur when employing personal assistants followed by guidance on how to respond. We have combined answers from Sheffield City Council’s Social Care Team with answers to FAQs in a guide for individual employers produced by Mark Bates Ltd/Premier Care. It also includes a link to Covid-19 IE and PA Updates on Skills for Care’s Information Hub.

We hope that by gathering this guidance in one place it will make it easier for people who employ a PA to find answers to their immediate concerns. The Social Care team is considering issues as they arise and updating their guidance regularly. We will update this information sheet as we receive details. Please note that Government guidance and legal provisions are changing almost daily and again we aim to keep up to date with any changes.

You can view the FAQs here and find the information sheet on our Coronavirus Information and Support page under the ‘Information on Coronavirus for Individual Employer and PAs’ heading.


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