Latest employer related updates regarding coronavirus:
Statutory sick pay is now to be paid from day one of illness.
No other changes to the amount paid or for how long – 28 weeks.
The Chancellor said that SSP for all companies with fewer than 250 employees would be refunded. No details yet on how this would work.
You would pay full sick pay as stated in your policy, once staff call in sick. Then SSP.
- Full sick pay usually includes the SSP component.
- No requirement to pay more than is in your policy.
- If you only pay SSP, you would continue to pay SSP.
Those self-isolating after contact NHS 111 or their GP should also be paid SSP. No legal entitlement to full sick pay.