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Test and trace: sick pay

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HMRC has updated its statutory sick pay guidance to cover employees contacted by the NHS test and trace system on or after 28 May 2020. When an employee has been notified that they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus, they are entitled to start receiving SSP from the first qualifying day they are off work, as long as they are off at least four days in a row. SSP entitlement ends 14 days after the employee’s most recent contact with the person who tested positive, or sooner if specified in the notification. Waiting days do not have to be served, so payments should be made from the first day of absence rather from day four.

Issue: 1497
Categories: News