Coronavirus SSP update – new Regulations Published

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the brand new Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations 2020 were published today! They provide that Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will be available to anyone isolating themselves from other people in such a manner as to prevent infection or contamination with coronavirus, in accordance with guidance published by Public Health England, NHS Scotland or Public Health Wales.

The government had also promised that SSP would be paid from day 1 instead of day 4 and that rather than needing to go to the doctor, employees and workers would be able to get a sick note by contacting NHS 111 but we await those changes.