Sick pay entitlements: teachers

Learn about sick pay terms for teachers, including who the Burgundy Book terms apply to and what they cover. Also see the latest guidance on pay during the coronavirus pandemic.

Last reviewed on 11 March 2022
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  1. Sick pay during the coronavirus pandemic
  2. Who the Burgundy Book rules cover
  3. The Burgundy Book: key points
  4. What happens when a teacher …

Sick pay during the coronavirus pandemic The government has lifted COVID-19 restrictions: From 24 February 2022 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 From 24 March 2022, COVID-19 provisions within statutory sick pay (SSP) will end. 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 occupational sick pay (see more below) If a teacher 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 teacher cannot work from home because they are unwell with