Statutory Sick Pay extended to those self-isolating as a result of contact tracing

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Posted on 28 May 2020

The Statutory Sick Pay Regulations have been amended in light of the introduction of contact tracing.  

Employees who are advised to self-isolate after being notified that they have been in contact with someone who had coronavirus at the time of contact will be entitled to Statutory Sick Pay, if they are unable to work. 

Those who are contacted have stay at home for 14 days beginning with the latest date on which contact occurred, or (if sooner) until the date specified in the notification.  If they are unable to work, they will be deemed incapable of working during this time and entitled to Statutory Sick Pay. 

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