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Explainer: From coughing and sneezing to paid leave - How employers and employees should respond to the coronavirus

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What should I do if one of the near colleagues is coughing and sneezing?

What should I do if one of the near colleagues is coughing and sneezing?

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What should I do if one of the near colleagues is coughing and sneezing?

The new coronavirus will have a big impact on the workplace – ranging from being a potential breeding ground for infection to workers having to self-isolate at home for fourteen days. Will people be paid and how will they pay their bills?

Q What are the basic rules for employers to protect their staff from the virus?

A There needs to be several notices around making workers aware of the virus and how it is spread.