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Alert COVID-19

Please find service updates and current visiting rules in our COVID-19 section.

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Pay, annual leave and leave types

This area is for OUH staff only - please visit the NHS website for general information about Coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you are an OUH staff member and you need further information, please speak to your line manager or email

Staff employed directly by OUH

If you test positive for COVID-19:

  • contact GoodShape to log your absence
  • self-isolate as required.

Your sickness absence will be paid in line with your contractual sickness entitlement.

(If your absence started before 7 July 2022, you will have received separate guidance.)

If you are self-isolating, or have symptoms but feel well enough to work from home, refer to the Remote Working Policy (pdf) (staff intranet) and speak to your line manager.

If you are looking after someone, for example a child whose school has closed, and cannot work from home, contact GoodShape to log your absence and speak to your line manager.

For more information, please speak to your Divisional HR team.

Staff employed by NHS Professionals

Please refer to the advice available from NHSP or email

Agency workers are subject to the terms and conditions of their contracts with their employing agency.

Last reviewed:01 September 2022