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Many thanks for your patience. The legal position is that “An adult worker is entitled to a rest period of not less than eleven consecutive hours in each 24-hour period during which he works for his employer.”
However, that is not a strict requirement, in sense that some industries may require the provision of 24 hour services, like care work, security, engineering cover, etc. If a worker is not able to get their daily rest as stipulated above, mainly because there is a continuous need to provide a service, then you can indeed provide compensatory rest instead. Also the time on call may not necessarily amount to working time. If they are at home and not required to do anything unless they are called, the time waiting on call is not going to amount to working time so won’t count.
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