We now have The Statutory Sick Pay (Coronavirus) (Suspension of Waiting Days and General Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (No.54) enacting a Day 1 right to SSP in limited circumstances.

These Regulations suspend the first 3 waiting days for:

  • persons with symptoms of coronavirus staying at home for 7 days and;
  • persons living in the household of a person with symptoms of coronavirus staying at home for 14 days.

They apply retrospectively from 13 March 2020 and the Regulations mirror the equivalent GB Regulations.

It is important to note that the suspension of the 3 waiting days is strictly limited to those with coronavirus symptoms or isolating as they live with someone who has those symptoms. For all other sickness, the 3 waiting days will continue to apply.

These Regulations can be downloaded from HERE