So I think I get the basics of the SSP/self isolation concept. What I'm struggling with is what to do if the self isolation is entirely voluntary (so for a client with a compromised immune system for example who perhaps lives alone, has no symptoms, but can't risk getting ill). As I read the rules, they can take sick leave and get SSP throughout (up to the 28 week maximum) and their employer can reclaim the first two weeks at a later date when the government sort things out their end.
But the guidance also says they need to provide a self isolation note to their employer and that this can be found on the NHS 111 site. BUT if you try and generate one you first declare you have been told by NHS guidance to self isolate (which they have), then have to say either I have symptoms or someone in my house does, there is no option for 'I've no reason to think I have it, but I can't risk getting it'.
So what do such people do? As I understand the situation in my case, the isolation will last longer than 2 weeks, in fact we don't know when they will be allowed to risk venturing out. Is a sick note compulsory or can the employer waive the need for one if they wish?
Not my area this even in normal times as you might tell.