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On maternity leave covid question

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Iheardit · 05/01/2021 17:04

I am currently on maternity leave, I know the hospitals are desperate for staff I am a nurse. Would it be worth asking the trust if they could pause my maternity leave? I could potentially do 2 days a week, so work for say 6 weeks then carry on my mat leave (I am still in the half pay section of my mat leave) so am due back September time. I just feel guilty being at home doing nothing. I haven’t really worked since March last year. (Gave birth September)

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dementedpixie · 05/01/2021 17:13

You can only work 10 KIT days and if you work more your maternity leave/pay would end

Iheardit · 05/01/2021 17:30

Thank you, I am aware of the kit days but wondering with these strange times they would let me pause my maternity leave (to finish it completely) and help for 6 weeks? I work in a high risk area although most of our nurses are now vaccinated so sickness shouldn’t be as high as it has been

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Blue2021 · 06/01/2021 10:09

I very much doubt they would be able to do this. Could you do 5 weeks with 2 KIT days a week? It might be worth asking the question though. Xx

dementedpixie · 06/01/2021 10:12

I'm sure that once you start working again then you can't restart leave/pay

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