The Employment (Self-Isolation) Pay Order 2020 has been set up in order to assist businesses where their employees have had to self-isolate and are unable to work. The Order also applies to assist self-employed people who are required to self-isolate and are also unable to work.
This new scheme sees the introduction of a statutory self-isolation pay rate of £52.50 per day. This is the amount that an employee would be paid by their employer if the employee needs to self-isolate and they have already used up all of their sick pay. The employer would then make a simple email claim to Government and Government would reimburse the amounts paid by the employer. The scheme acknowledges that some employees may have already used up their statutory sick leave if they have had to self-isolate, so the scheme also provides for these employees to claim the self-isolation pay rate for each day that they are sick.
Self-Isolation Claim Form