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SSP under Coronavirus

Can SSP get paid to staff caring for covid + child

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Staff member caring for child with covid - can they get SSP and business reclaim? Staff member Double Vaccinated and therefore exempt from isolation when PCR is negative on day 2. 

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By David Ex
11th Sep 2021 10:31

Not sure. You’d need to check the guidance.

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By mcmud
11th Sep 2021 12:50

Thanks David Ex, did that and unfortunately this is not clear in any guidance that I can see.

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By David Ex
11th Sep 2021 13:55

mcmud wrote:

Thanks David Ex, did that and unfortunately this is not clear in any guidance that I can see.

Can you post a link and I’ll have a look.

EDIT: Is this the underlying legislation?

https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/1638/regulation/2/made

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By Hugo Fair
11th Sep 2021 16:06

The Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme (which repays to employers the SSP paid to employees who are eligible for sick pay due to Coronavirus) is only available for employees who were off work on or before 30 September 2021 ... so comes to an end shortly.
Its whole purpose was to encourage behaviour that minimised the spread of infection - not the care of those infected, let alone of anyone for whom they were caring.
If you follow the link to the relevant legislation kindly provided by David, you can apply the circumstances of your member of staff ... and work through the applicability (or otherwise).

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By elaynam
16th Sep 2021 13:10

Check if you can reclaim it first. 2 clients paid it in good faith but were met with 'you cannot claim as your PAYE Scheme ended before or started after February 2020’ none of which is mentioned in the guidance.

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By Wanderer
16th Sep 2021 14:36

All of which is provided for under the law:
https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2020/512/contents

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By mcmud
16th Sep 2021 23:32

Thanks for the replies

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By crebourret
17th Sep 2021 11:47

i just read the agent update . The way I understand it, they can be put on furlough if they don't have symptoms themselves.

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