The Government has announced this afternoon that statutory sick pay (SSP) will be available from the first day of sickness, in instances where the individual can show self-isolation has been advised to them by a medical practitioner. However, this is not without its limitations, and many people will not be entitled to SSP. This could be for a number of reasons, such as earning below the required weekly minimum amount, or not having the correct 'employment status', and so on. 

The question, therefore, has to be asked, is the Government doing all it can to prevent the spread of the virus in the workforce, and therefore the wider community? 

If you are unsure of whether you are eligible for SSP, the employment team at Lodders can advise you.