Staff absence insurance
Throughout the period of school closures, we’ve been taking steps to ensure that our 2020 policy provides a greater level of protection for schools in the unfortunate event that the virus affects their workforce.
Here’s are a few keys ways our staff absence insurance can protect and support your school throughout this unpredictable time:
- COVID-19 is covered in our 2020 policy
- Self-isolation for members of staff showing symptoms of having COVID-19 is covered in our 2020 policy
- We don’t require any proof of a supply teacher being engaged, so how the funds are used is entirely at your discretion.
- Unlike some insurance providers, we have not inserted a pandemic exclusion to our 2020 staff absence insurance policy.
COVID-19: Health and wellbeing support
We’re aware that teachers and support staff face stressors and difficulties at the best of times, but in these times of a global pandemic such feelings may be heightened by worries over uncertainty and the unknown. These feelings are perfectly normal and a healthy reaction to a very abnormal situation.
We also know that a COVID-19 related surge in demand is having a big impact on people’s ability to access the healthcare and support they need.
Our staff absence insurance policy removes this issue and provides all insured members of staff with access to a wide range of COVID-19 specific health and wellbeing support services, provided by the Smart Clinic.
Whether you’d like professional counselling around dealing with anxiety or you need access to 24-hour medical advice relating to coronavirus symptoms, Smart Clinic are there to support your staff, at no additional cost.
You can see the full list of the services your staff can access by clicking here.
*We do not cover absence related to self-isolation where the insured member of staff is symptom free.