Entitlement to SSP extended to those self-isolating prior to an operation


To qualify for SSP in these circumstances, the individual must have received a written “pre-surgery notification”


The Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations 2020 came into force on 26 August 2020.

These extend entitlement to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) to those persons who have been advised to stay at home for a period of up to 14 days before being admitted to hospital for the purpose of undergoing a surgical or other hospital procedure. To qualify for SSP in these circumstances, the individual must have received a written “pre-surgery notification”, usually sent by or on behalf of a registered medical practitioner, and they must also self-isolate in accordance with the advice. 


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