Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) Regulations 2020 were brought in today detailing mandatory periods for self-solation and a duty for a person who has tested positive for Covid-19 to notify the Secretary of State.
It is now an offence for an employer knowingly to allow a worker (including an agency worker) who should be self-isolating to attend the place of work during the isolation period. This also includes those workers who are self-isolating due to living with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. An employer who does not stop an individual working, when they should be self-isolating, will be subjected to a fine, starting at £1,000!
A worker is also obligated to inform their employer if they are required to self-isolate. Please note that this legislation includes agency workers too!
If you would like to read the legislation you can here.