Payroll Legislation

Will Statutory Sick Pay be Paid During COVID-19?

Legislation

Will Statutory Sick Pay be Paid During COVID-19?

Due Date

13 March 2020

Summary

The Department for Work and Pensions confirmed that Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will be paid to all qualifying employees from day one for Covid-19 / Coronavirus related sickness, including self-isolating.

This took effect from 13 March 2020 and the measure will last for at least eight months.

The emergency legislation (2020 no 287) was passed via a statutory instrument to amend the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982. This confirms that a person who is self-isolating to prevent infection or contamination with the coronavirus disease, is deemed unable to work.

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