What to do if you need to take time off work for coronavirus sickness or self-isolation and claim statutory sick pay

Many people are expected to self-isolate and many people may also need to take time off work due to illness. Because of this, the UK Government has changed the rules on Statutory Sick Pay (SSP). Previously, you would have needed to wait for four days before receiving an SSP payment. However, if you are absent from work because you are sick with coronavirus or because you have to self-isolate, you’ll now receive SSP from the first day of absence.

Find out more about the changes to SSP during the coronavirus outbreak, eligibility or how to claim SSP from Gov.uk.

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