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Statutory Sick Pay for Individual

Individuals will be eligible for SSP for the first day of absence if the absence is Covid-19 related. The individual will need to visit https://111.nhs.uk/ in order to obtain an isolation note in line with advice issued from Friday 20 March-2020. They will still be entitled to the normal maximum of 28 weeks in any 3-year period with the same employer, however, unlike normal sickness there is no need to wait for 3 working days before they would be eligible where Covid19 applies.

The self-employed will be eligible to make a claim for Universal Credit or new style Employment and Support Allowance. Self-employed people will receive a rate equivalent to SSP.