Coronavirus – Claiming SSP update

Agency Workers

  • Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) will now be available for eligible individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 or those who are unable to work because they are self-isolating in line with Government advice. This is in addition to the change announced by the Prime Minister that SSP will be payable from day 1 instead of day 4 for affected individuals.
  • People who are advised to self-isolate for COVID-19 will soon be able to obtain an alternative to the fit note to cover this by contacting NHS 111, rather than visiting a doctor. This can be used by employees where their employers require evidence. Further details will be confirmed shortly.

We will only process payments with evidence of the fit note issued by NHS 111. We will require the form SC2 for the first seven days of self-isolation/sickness.

Agency Workers that have been asked to self-isolate by the school with no evidence from a doctor, may be able to claim for Universal Credit.

Note: Please check this page for regular updates.