Craig Vincent, Head of HR Consultancy Services at Stone King, was interviewed by Tes for an article on school staff holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Schools have been getting in touch with us concerned about their teachers and other staff travelling abroad during the October half term and the risk that they will need to self-isolate when they return if the country they visit is not listed as ‘exempt’, or if it is taken off the list at short notice,” he said.
“It may present complications in terms of teaching and running schools if they are missing several key staff as a result of this.
"We are being asked if schools can request that their staff do not leave the country during half term.
"As an employer this is not an unreasonable request to make and there is no legal reason that they cannot.”
The Tes article can be read in full here.