March 20, 2020
It was announced last week that any workers who are advised to self-isolate for reasons related to Covid-19 (whether because they have symptoms, or someone in their household has had symptoms, or they are in a vulnerable category) will now be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). The payment of SSP usually requires a “fit note” to be produced by a GP; this will no longer be necessary with the issuing of the new “isolation notes”.
In coronavirus-related cases, SSP will now be available from the first day of absence, rather than the fourth day as is usual. However, workers can still self-certify their absence for the first 7 days of absence before they will be required to produce a fit note or isolation note to their employer.
Isolation notes will be issued to workers by email, or can be issued to a friend or relative (or sent directly to their employer) if they do not have access to email.
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