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27 August, 2020 Open access

Extension of SSP eligibility in Northern Ireland to people who are self-isolating prior to being admitted to hospital for planned or elective surgery

New statutory rule

New regulations have been issued in Northern Ireland to extend eligibility for statutory sick pay to people where they are self-isolating as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19) prior to being admitted to hospital for planned or elective surgery.

In force from 26 August 2020, the Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 6) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020 (SR.No.186/2020) provide that a person is entitled to statutory sick pay if they -

NB - the new regulations make provision in relation to Northern Ireland corresponding to that made in relation to Great Britain by SI.No.892/2020.

SR.No.186/2020 is available from legislation.gov.uk