POST OFFICE: COVID-19 – JOINT STATEMENT ON CLINICALLY EXTREMELY
Branches are advised that we have today agreed the attached Joint Statement with
regards to our Clinically Extremely Vulnerable members. The headlines are as follows:
- Across the UK, all Clinically Extremely Vulnerable members who are
unable to work from home will be placed on paid Special Leave with
- The situation will be jointly reviewed in line with government guidance
with the aim of providing a further update by 4th January. Nobody placed
on paid Special Leave as a result of this announcement will return to
work before this date.
This is obviously a positive development for our Clinically Extremely Vulnerable
members’ well-being in these difficult times and credit should go to the Post Office for
their swift and responsible reaction to the government’s tightening of restrictions across
various areas of the nation due to the changing nature of the virus.
I wish to extend my thanks to Lynn Simpson, Postal Executive member for her
endeavours in immediately engaging with the Post Office to secure this position for our
Clinically Extremely Vulnerable members.
Further developments will be reported.