Self Isolation due to Contact Tracing notification now a reason for SSP incapacity

28 May 2020

The Department for Work and Pensions have laid a fourth set of regulations that come in to force from 28 May 2020

The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2020 apply across Great Britain (England, Wales and Scotland) and will ensure that for a person who has been advised, by a relevant notification, that they have had contact with a person who has coronavirus, and that they should stay at home and self-isolate as a result, is deemed to be incapable of work, and therefore entitled to Statutory Sick Pay.

Guidance on GOV.UK has been updated with this latest development.

 CIPP comment

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