Coronavirus Update: Statutory Sick Pay Rules

DLP will continue to update employers about changes during the coronavirus outbreak in the UK.

SSP Rules published and go into effect today.

The new guidance adds that any worker isolating himself from other people in such a manner as to prevent infection or contamination with coronavirus disease, in accordance with guidance published by [health authorities]” is eligible for sick pay.

The regulations will be in effect until November 13.

It does not appear the regulations changing SSP from Day 4 to Day 1 or allowing employers to recoup costs from Government are published yet. DLP will notify you should that change.

Source:http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/287/pdfs/uksi_20200287_en.pdf

Previous Updates

Coronavirus Update 3: Financial Relief Announced
Download DLP’s Tips for Minimising Coronavirus Spread in the Workplace Poster
Coronavirus Update 2:Changes to Sick Pay Announced
Coronavirus News: General Coronavirus Advice for Employers

Additional resources

Check the daily Government updates for the latest information on coronavirus. (updated 2PM each day)

Read the ACAS guidelines.

DLP will prepare additional guidance should the situation change.

This page does not offer legal advice for your organisation or specific situation. Further, DLP is not qualified to offer medical advice.

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