Agency workers are an important part of the BCC workforce on a temporary or fixed term basis, and will continue to contribute whilst on assignment, however, as business needs change we will review staff deployment during this crisis, and we may stand down agency workers where BCC employees can pick up the work activity.
If there is a chance an agency worker could have COVID-19, they should take advice from NHS 111 and they should contact their agency provider (employer) and follow their advice.
Agencies have been instructed to notify line managers. Hays will be contacting agency workers regarding agreed arrangements for working from home. We are working with agencies to explore the potential to furlough workers.