Statutory Sick Pay for Employees and Workers

Changes to Statutory Sick Pay for Employees and Workers

Claiming SSP if you’re self-isolating

If you need to self-isolate, you can get Statutory Sick Pay if you’re eligible. Following emergency legislation brought in on 13th March 2020, you can claim SSP from the first day that you are in self-isolation and cannot work.

This exception breaks from the requirement that you must be off work sick for four or more days in a row.

Are you eligible?

SSP only applies to employees and workers, who earn an average of at least £118.00 per week and you have notified your employer as soon as possible of your illness / self-isolation.

What are you entitled to?

You will get paid £94.25 per week for up to a maximum of 28-weeks and it will be paid by your employer in the same way as your normal wages. Both of your Tax and National Insurance will still be deducted.

How do you claim for SSP?

In order to claim you must notify your employer within 7-days and produce a fit note confirming that you’re ill or self-isolating. Due to the advice that you must stay at home, if you have COVID-19 you can obtain an isolation note by visiting NHS 111 online and this note will replace the usual requirement of producing a fit note.

(Click here to access and obtain an Isolation Note)


If you have any difficulties accessing information or encountering difficulties with your employer in claiming Statutory Sick Pay, please do not hesitate contacting Liberty Law Solicitors by email at or by telephone on 01582 853 783




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