The devolved governments have announced Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) members will be allowed to return to work unless they are able to work from home starting from 1st April 2020.

Members who have been shielding, who are able to and intend to start working from home, should ensure this is agreed with your manager before your due return date.

The Current Return dates are:

Clinically Extremely Vulnerable members must adhere to the restrictions until the relevant date above and should receive a letter informing them shielding is coming to an end and any further guidance from the Government or NHS.

We have engaged with Royal Mail and the approach to supporting members back to work will be a very similar approach to last year as laid out in LTB 574/2020.

Attached to this LTB is the latest communication from Royal Mail at Appendix A.

At Appendix B is the document managers are expected to use when having the discussion with members who are returning to work.

We have also attached the agreed toolkit managers are expected to use in ensuring members return to the workplace safely at Appendix C.

Representatives will be aware the most important aspect of this approach is the meaningful dialogue between our member and their Line Manager to ensure our members are entirely comfortable in returning to the workplace, with any necessary adjustments put in place.

We ask all reps to ensure they familiarise themselves with the toolkit and return to work document and give this LTB maximum circulation.

All enquiries regarding the content of this LTB should be addressed to the PTCS Department, quoting reference 420. Email address:

Yours Sincerely,

Carl Maden

Assistant Secretary (Acting)

Attachment 1: LTB 128/21 – Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Members Return to Work

Attachment 2: Appendix A

Attachment 3: Appendix B

Attachment 4: Appendix C

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