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COVID-19 SSP Update

Entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay extended to employees advised to self-isolate for 14 days prior to operation

On 26 August 2020, there were further updates to the Coronavirus related statutory sick pay Regulations and entitlement.

The Regulations extend the entitlement to statutory sick pay (SSP) to employees who:

  • Have been notified in writing by a registered medical practitioner (or other person or body permitted to make the notification) that they are to undergo a surgical or other hospital procedure.
  • Have been advised to stay at home for a period of up to 14 days before their admission date to hospital for the operation.
  • Stay at home in accordance with that advice.

The rules only apply to employees who, due to self-isolation, are absent from work. Therefore, any employee who can work from home while self-isolating before an operation will be paid in their normal way.