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Info Update 2020/30                                                         Issue Date: 29/05/2020
SSP and Test & Trace

The Prime Minister announced on 27th May 2020 that the new ‘Test and Trace’ system would begin yesterday (28th) and you can find details of the T&T scheme here

This new requirement means that anyone who has been notified that they have had contact with a person with coronavirus must self-isolate for 14 days and it is possible that a person could be required to self-isolate on numerous occasions depending who they have been in contact with.

The Government have on 28th May 2020 announced an amendment of the Statutory Sick Pay (General) Regulations 1982. This means that anyone so notified (through T&T) will be entitled to SSP. The Guidance on the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme has also been updated so that you can claim from the first qualifying day your employee is off work, provided the period of sickness started on or after 28th May 2020 and crucially - provided your employee has been notified by the NHS or public health bodies that they’ve come into contact with someone with coronavirus

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