There is temporary removal of the three day waiting period if you are claiming Statutory Sick Pay. If you need to self isolate for medical reasons to protect others you will be treated as being ill. You do not need to go to a GP as there is a seven day allowance for self-declaration.
If you cannot work while you’re self-isolating because of coronavirus (COVID-19), you could get SSP for every day you’re in isolation, from day one. You must self-isolate for at least four days to be eligible.
If you were self-isolating before 13 March because you had symptoms, your SSP will begin from the fourth day.
If you were self-isolating before 13 March because someone in your household had symptoms, you cannot get SSP.
You must fill in form SSP1 when an employee is not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), or when an employee’s SSP has come to or is coming to an end.
Your employer should give you form SSP1 because you cannot get SSP, or because your SSP is coming to an end.
Download form SSP1
Use the link below for more information about Statutory Sick Pay, and to download and complete claim form SSP1.
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