BMA guidance

COVID-19: your terms and conditions

We've compiled answers to some of the questions doctors have about the impact of COVID-19 on your contract terms and conditions, including annual leave, acting up, childcare, pay and extended hours.

Updated: Monday 7 September 2020
Topics: COVID 19, Contracts
COVID emergency support

If you need emergency support on COVID-related issues out of normal opening hours, you can call us 24/7 on 0300 123 1233.

What you'll get from this guide

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic affects your contract terms and conditions.
  • Guidance on changes to your ways of working, such as acting up or down, performing outside of your competency or changes to your job plan.
  • Guidance on changes that affect you personally, such as annual leave, if you are pregnant and affects on your pay.


Need help? For 24/7 emergency COVID advice please call us. For all other non-emergency enquiries normal opening times apply.