Renfrewshire Council

Last reviewed: 17.45 Thursday 24 September

Information for staff about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information, advice and guidance for staff about coronavirus (COVID-19) including:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates for staff

We are continuing to follow the latest Government guidance about coronavirus (COVID-19).

You can find out more about:

You can also follow the council Twitter channel @RenCouncil for daily updates. 

Read the latest coronavirus (COVID-19)¬†updates for staff and managers.

How council services and staff are affected

Our priority is to protect our vital services and ensure the wellbeing of you as a staff member.

We continue to facilitate home working wherever possible as we try to mitigate the impact of coronavirus on our essential day to day council services. If you have an issue while working from home, email ICT at

See our changes to council services section for full details of how each service has been affected at this time.

Working safely during coronavirus

Guidance on making home visits, working safely in a council facility, depot, school, nursery or at home.

Guidance on wearing face coverings at work

There are new rules about wearing face coverings at work, to help minimise the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) and keep people safe.

If you or a close contact develops symptoms of COVID-19

What to do if you or a close contact develops symptoms of COVID-19  at work or at home, self-isolating, informing your manager, booking a test, if you test positive or negative, contact tracing, support and advice for staff and managers, returning to work.

Test and Protect in the workplace

Letters sent to staff at council depots or facilities where NHS Test and Protect are carrying out COVID-19 contact tracing.

Reporting an absence

If you are sick and off work, you must contact your line manager to let them know in line with your normal reporting absence procedure. They will make sure you are supported and notify the relevant people of your absence.

Once you've recovered, contact your line manager to discuss your availability and return to work arrangements.

Managers should follow the procedure as outlined on the coronavirus (COVID-19) related absence process page.

Annual leave information for staff during the pandemic

See the annual leave page about about

  • taking or carrying forward annual leave and additional annual leave (AAL)
  • travel advice and quarantine
  • bank holidays and public holidays,
  • flexitime
  • flexible working
  • coronavirus (COVID-19) related absence.

Health, safety and wellbeing at work

With more of us working from home, delivering essential services and adjusting to life following the current government guidelines, it's so important that we look after ourselves and each other and continue to provide vital services to the most vulnerable.

Our priority is keeping you safe and well and making sure that everyone is following government guidelines on staying safe at work and at home.

Visit the health, safety and wellbeing at work section section for lots of helpful information and advice on looking after your physical and mental health during this time.

We frequently review the latest guidance to ensure we have the right practices in place and will continue to update this section accordingly.