Returning to work and coronavirus (Covid-19)

Most people have had changes to the way they work due to the coronavirus crisis. You may have been working from home, on temporary leave (‘furlough’), or not working. You may now have concerns about returning to work safely as lockdown restrictions change and more workplaces re-open. We’ve put together some information to help you understand your rights and options, and to get the support you need.

Whether you have Parkinson’s or live with someone who does, your best first step and quickest way to get answers to your questions is to speak to your employer. You can raise any concerns you have and find out about the safety measures they’re taking to keep you safe. If you are self-employed you should check government guidance and, if you need further advice, you can call our helpline. 

Everyone with Parkinson’s is considered to be in a ‘vulnerable group’ because there is an increased risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus. This means your employer needs to take extra care to keep you safe. You are also protected by the law and you have legal rights.

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Returning to work and coronavirus

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Victoria Griffith, Employment Adviser, talks about your rights and options and how to get the support you need to return to work safely.

Helpline and local advisers

Our helpline and Parkinson's local advisers are here to answer any questions you have about Parkinson's.

Call us on 0808 800 0303.