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16.10.3 Summary and principles for Delegates


The uniting principles in these cases appear to be:

  • The whole period of temporary residence away, if required for the purposes of employment, is capable of being 'an overall period of employment' during which 24 hour coverage may apply, at least in principle.
  • Nevertheless, the coverage does not apply to all situations and an employee is capable of being 'on a frolic of his own' if pursuing recreational interests out of the accommodation provided by the employer or outside of the geographical boundaries or behavioural parameters set by the employer.