COVID-19 amendments to Statutory Sick Pay End - Kuits Solicitors Manchester

COVID-19 amendments to Statutory Sick Pay End

COVID-19 amendments to Statutory Sick Pay End

24th March 2022 - Published by

As part of the government strategy for living with COVID-19, the changes to Statutory Sick Pay (“SSP”) introduced in 2020 will cease from today (24 March 2022) in England.

This means that employees will no longer be entitled to SSP for self-isolation unless they are unwell and not fit for work. The entitlement to be paid SSP from day one of absence due to COVID-19 will also be removed and revert to the pre-pandemic rules where the first three days of absence are unpaid.

The SSP rebate scheme closed on 17 March 2022, but employers have until the end of today to claim under the scheme. The scheme allows employers to reclaim up to two weeks SPP if an employee has been off work because they test positive for COVID-19 or were self-isolating.

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For advice on COVID-19 related absences and managing COVID-19 in the workplace, please contact our Head of Employment Kevin McKenna on 0161 838 7851 or email

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