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The coronavirus pandemic poses a number of challenges for employers. With the UK government anticipating as many as a fifth of UK workers being absent from work at the peak of the outbreak, we look at some of the main employment law and human resourcing issues faced by UK employers.

Authors: Robin B. Jeffcott Alison Heaton

What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus with an incubation period of 2-14 days. Symptoms include a fever, breathing difficulties and a cough and there is currently no vaccine against COVID-19.

More information about the virus can be found on the NHS website.