What they'll get
They can get £94.25 a week Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for up to 28 weeks.
If they’re off work because of coronavirus (COVID-19)
If they cannot work while they’re self-isolating because of coronavirus (COVID-19), they could get SSP for every day they’re in isolation. They must self isolate for at least 4 days to be eligible.
If their self-isolation began before 13 March
If they were self-isolating before 13 March because they had symptoms, their SSP will begin from the fourth day.
If they were self-isolating before 13 March because someone in their household had symptoms, they cannot get SSP.
If they’re off sick for another reason
They can get SSP from the fourth day they’re off sick.
The days they’re off sick when they normally would have worked are called ‘qualifying days’. If they’re eligible, they’ll get SSP for all their qualifying days, except for the first 3. These are called ‘waiting days’.
They only get paid for waiting days if they’ve already received SSP within the last 8 weeks, and that included a 3-day waiting period.
How they’re paid
SSP is paid by you in the same way as their normal wages, for example weekly or monthly.
If they have more than one job they may get SSP from each employer.
Tax and National Insurance will be deducted.