A Teacher is currently self-isolating and is unable to complete all of their duties as a teacher from home, can a claim be entered for this situation?
A Mutual Fund claim can be entered for the absence, provided that there would be a requirement for a member of staff to cover the absent teacher.
Where there is no requirement to cover the absent teacher, for example, where a partial or full closure of the school is in effect, then the claim would be considered invalid as no replacement cover is necessary.
Where the teacher is able to complete a proportion of their hours remotely, a claim can now be submitted as of January 2021 until further notice for the proportion of hours NOT worked, that required replacement cover. This additional flexibility will remain under review and may be removed as the Covid-19 pandemic situation develops. Please see other FAQ for further informatiom.