COVID-19

Wednesday 4th March 2020 – SSP from Day 1

The Prime Minister has announced that workers who fall ill with coronavirus or who are advised to self-isolate will be entitled to receive statutory sick pay from the first day of their illness or isolation. Currently, SSP is payable from the fourth day of absence....

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Friday 13th March 2020 – New SSP Rules

New Statutory Sick Pay rules relating to Coronavirus come into force as of 13th March 2020. SSP must be paid to anyone: who is unable to work because they have been advised to self-isolate; or who is  caring for someone in their household who displays symptoms of...

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Wednesday 18th March 2020 – School Closures

The Prime Minister confirmed that all UK schools, colleges and nurseries would close from Friday 20th March 2020 until further notice, except for looking after the children of keyworkers and vulnerable children. The aim during the closure is to provide a ‘safe place’...

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Friday 20th March 2020 – Isolation Notes

On 20th March 2020, the Department of Health and Social Care launched a system by which an “Isolation Note” can be issued for employees to provide to their employer where they have been told to self-isolate for more than 7 days by official advice, NHS 111 or a...

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Monday 23rd March 2020 – Lockdown

The Government introduced the following lockdown measures: Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposesClosing non-essential shops and community spacesStopping all gatherings of more than two people in public The government will look again at the...

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