Absence - Disciplinary - COVID-19

Hello all

Apologies if this has already been covered and I have missed something on a similar post. 

We have a repeat absence offender who is currently being managed through our absence policy and has a live warning on file. 

This person is not currently displaying any symptoms of COVID-19 however, they are asking a lot of questions about what would happen if they were to self isolate.  For eg. would the absence be taken into consideration or would it be mitigating as they are following Government advice.

Any views would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks in advance