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Changes to Statutory Sick Pay for coronavirus and self-isolation

Regulations providing for those who self-isolate in accordance with public health guidance on coronavirus have been made and brought into force today.

Those who isolate themselves in accordance with the guidance and are unable to work will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay.

SSP not available from first day yet 

These Regulations do not, however, affect S.155 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992, which provides that statutory sick pay is not payable for the first three qualifying days in any period of incapacity. The Government has announced that it will bring forward emergency legislation to provide that sick pay will be available from the first day of sickness absence but that legislation has not yet been published.

Read the legislation in full here.

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