The frequency of government changes to rules concerning COVID-19 are well-publicised. However, the penalties for non-compliance are serious, particularly for employers and company officers, not least
The penalties for non-compliance/breach are significant, fixed penalty notices ranging from £1000 to thousands of pounds for repeat offences.
A worker is obliged by law to tell their employer if they are required to self-isolate. The fixed penalty for failing to do so is £50. But that same situation could potentially get the employer into hot water as well as. Obviously, there is the second lockdown taking place currently, but gatherings in excess of the government guidelines (e.g. works drinks/Christmas parties) will create real risk.