Statutory sick pay

If an employee is self-isolating because of coronavirus and off work for at least for days, employers must pay Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) from the first ‘qualifying day’ they’re off work.

This includes employees who are shielding as advised by their doctor or health authority.

Employers can reclaim up to two weeks’ SSP if all of the following apply:

  • an employee was off work because they had coronavirus, were self-isolating or shielding
  • PAYE payroll scheme started on or before 28th February 2020
  • they had fewer than 250 employees on 28th February 2020

See GOV.UK and check if you can claim back SSP paid to employees due to coronavirus