A survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has found 26% of employers cite long COVID as a main cause of long-term sickness absence, according to a survey of more than 4.3 million employees over 804 organisations.

 

The CIPD said if organisations have employees who had experienced long COVID employers look to support workers with the condition.

 

Senior policy adviser for employment relations at the CIPD,  Rachel Suff stated “Long COVID remains a growing issue that employers need to be aware of, and they should take appropriate steps to support employees with the condition,”

There are 18 million reported COVID-19 cases, and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimated that 1.3 million people were living with self-reported symptoms of long COVID at the start of 2022.

 

For advice on how to deal with issues such as long COVID absence or any long-term absence issues, please do not hesitate to contact ELCONS for advice.