HOT OF THE PRESS: Changes to SSP

Following the latest Budget, the government has announced that new SSP Regulations come into force today. These Regulations state that employees who are self-isolating to prevent infection or contamination, should be paid SSP. 

Boris Johnson stated that anyone showing even mild symptoms of the coronavirus needs to self-isolate for 7 days.

We are still awaiting the regulations regarding:

  1. the ability for small employers (less then 250 employees) to claim back SSP and 
  2. SSP being payable from day 1 (and not day 4 as it is currently) and we’ll update you once they are announced.

In the meantime, if you need guidance surrounding the coronavirus and SSP or any other employment law matter, contact Guardian Law by calling us on 0115 870 0150 or email us at support@guardian.online.