Sick pay for support staff

Find out about statutory and occupational sick pay for your support staff, including who's eligible, how much they can get, and how to calculate it.

Last reviewed on 25 March 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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Contents
  1. Sick pay during the coronavirus pandemic
  2. How much SSP can employees get? 
  3. What about term-time only workers?
  4. Making use of occupational sick pay schemes

Sick pay during the coronavirus pandemic The government has lifted COVID-19 restrictions: People previously considered clinically extremely vulnerable are no longer advised to shield and should follow the same guidance as everyone else It's no longer a legal requirement for people to self-isolate if they have coronavirus. However, according to public health advice: You should still self-isolate if you have COVID-19 symptoms or test positive If you live with someone who has COVID-19, you should work from home if you can and limit close contact with people outside your household COVID-19 provisions within statutory sick pay (SSP) have ended. This means that staff will no longer receive SSP if they test positive or self-isolate, unless they are unwell. However, they may still be entitled to normal pay (see more below) If a staff member feels well and can work from homeIf they're working from home because they have COVID-19, or live with someone who's tested positive, the employer must give them full pay. See guidance from Unison. If a staff member cannot