All persons over 65 years of age and with one of the following pre-existing conditions are particularly at risk from the coronavirus:
- High blood pressure
- Chronic respiratory diseases
- diseases and therapies that weaken the immune system
- Cardiovascular diseases
This group of people must be specially protected from the coronavirus. As it is generally not possible to work in a home office with domestic help, employers and employees must decide together whether the work can be continued with the appropriate hygienic measures. If the employee does not turn up for work as a result of precautionary measures, the employer is not obliged to continue to pay wages.
In such cases, however, it is advisable to find an agreed solution with, for example, holidays, compensation for overtime or unpaid leave.