New guidance means those who have been in close contact with someone who tests positive must isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms.
Additional Regulations (no. 4) come into force from Thursday 28th May 2020 and onwards to provide that a person who is contacted as a result of the new NHS Test and Trace service and being issued with notice to self isolate are deemed to be incapable of work for SSP purposes.
The regulation adds a new category of isolated person due to coronavirus to the Schedule – those who have been contacted and notified that they have had contact with a person with coronavirus, and is instructed to self- isolate for 14 days from the latest date on which contact occurred, or a date specified in the notification.
Employers with under 250 employees continue to be able to claim a rebate of any SSP paid in relation to coronavirus absence for the first two weeks.