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Key workers | Covid-19 leave and absence | Birmingham City Council

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Key workers

If you are considered a key/critical worker, you should be available to work if you are fit to work. Managers will consider personal circumstances, and staffing resource requirements, in line with business continuity plans. If staff choose not to attend work this may be considered as a disciplinary matter. As key/critical worker details are finalised managers will communicate with staff as soon as possible. 

We have agreed with West Midlands police that BCC staff identity passes will be accepted as evidence of critical worker status whilst travelling around the city.  Staff are advised that they must protect identity passes (ensuring these are hidden in public) as there is a potential risk of people wanting to steal these.

Please note that ID passes are only being produced for business continuity critical services for key/critical workers. If you require an ID pass, the process to follow is detailed in the 'New Starters' section of the Intranet..

In addition, where staff are working in identified critical roles, managers can request a letter from the Directorate Business Continuity Representative that will confirm critical worker status.