Covid-19: SSP entitlement extended

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Covid-19: SSP entitlement extended

On 26 August 2020 the Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/892) (the Regulations) came into force, further amending the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982 (SI 1982/894).
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.

Given that the rules only apply to employees who, due to self-isolation, are absent from work, any employee who can work from home while self-isolating before an operation will be paid in their normal way.
Should you wish to discuss this latest development please contact a member of the Employment Law Team on 01274 864999

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