Test & Trace & SSP

Under the Test and Trace system that launched on 28 May, a person who has been notified that they have had contact with a person with coronavirus is to self-isolate for 14 days. The rules relating to statutory sick pay have been amended to include employees who are self-isolating in these circumstances.

If such a person develops symptoms of coronavirus, they are to apply for a test, and if that is positive they must self-isolate for 7 days from when they developed symptoms.

For further details relating to SSP in the context of coronavirus, including the ability of employers to reclaim up to 2 weeks’ SSP per affected employee, click here.