'Companies not required to pay quarantining workers' say lawyers as risk list set to grow
The number of countries on the government’s risk list could grow.
There are already 42 places that people returning from will have to go into quarantine for 10 days after arrival.
Health authorities use the bench mark of 60 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.
Three countries, not currently on that list, could soon be as they have breached the limit – Romania, Singapore and Andorra.
But more countries are also reporting an increase in infections – it seems likely Spain, Albania and Bulgaria will soon reach the trigger point.
The government has already warned travellers that countries maybe added at short notice and returnees could be forced to isolate.
Employment lawyers say firms are not required to pay workers if they are in quarantine.