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Covid-19 absences & vaccinations

For members in Lloyds Banking Group.

Covid related absences are managed in line with the bank's standard absence policy. Find out what your sick pay entitlements are. We're in further discussions with the business about further support with the Omicron variant now in wide circulation. This article will be updated should the guidance change.

What to do if you have symptoms

There are no specific requirements now that Covid is being managed in the same way as other illnesses, but the Government has provided some general guidance.

You may be able to look after yourself at home if you have COVID-19 or symptoms of COVID-19, so try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you or your child have symptoms and either:

  • have a high temperature
  • do not feel well enough to go to work, school, childcare, or do your normal activities

You can go back to your normal activities when you feel better or do not have a high temperature.

If your child has mild symptoms such as a runny nose, sore throat or mild cough, and they feel well enough, they can go to school or childcare.

What to do if you have tested positive

You are no longer required to take a Covid-19 rapid lateral flow test if you have symptoms.

But if you or your child have tested positive for COVID-19:

  • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 3 days after the day you took your test if you are under 18 years old
  • try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days after the day you took your test if you are 18 years old or over
  • avoid meeting people who are more likely to get seriously ill from viruses, such as people with a weakened immune system, for 10 days after the day you took your test


Lloyds Banking Group remains supportive of anybody wishing to receive a jab or booster shot. Should you need time off to make an appointment, you need to discuss with your manager to agree for your release and how this will be handled.

For most people, you may feel some mild symptoms the following day after your jab, but occasionally people have stronger reactions and may need time off to recover. If this happens to you, follow the standard absence reporting procedures for your part of the business. The bank may provide a few days of paid leave should you feel unwell following vaccination. Absences that last longer than a few days will always be recorded as normal sickness absence.

Need support?

If you're recovering from Covid-19, or if you've developed long Covid and need extra support, we've got some further guidance for you.

If you need support, or you think you're being treated unfairly, contact your local Accord officer to discuss further. Feel free to chat to us through our online chat (available Monday-Thursday 8:30-17:30 & Friday 08:30-17:00), or drop us an email to [email protected].

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