At the moment you do not have to continue working in quarantine even without symptoms, home office – where possible – must be agreed individually. This also applies to contacts in quarantine. As a result, there would be more and more staff shortages, according to the ÖVP association.
“Infected does not mean sick, so we demand part-time work for everyone who can continue to work from home,” said Economic Association General Secretary Kurt Egger, according to a broadcast on Wednesday. Instead of treating quarantine like sick leave, sick leave from the doctor should be decisive for the ability to work, as is usually the case. “The final decision as to whether someone is considered unfit for work should of course continue to be made by the doctor,” says Egger. However, a legal framework is needed for all those infected who can and want to continue working.