What is Additional SSP (COVID-19 related leave)
Recent government changes to Statutory Sick Pay legislation means that any employees that are absent from work due to sickness or need to self-isolate caused by COVID-19 will be paid from day 1, rather than day 4, of their absence.
How to add COVID-19 related leave in the PayFit app
In order to add the Sick Leave (COVID-19 related), you simply navigate to My employees > Employee's name > Leaves > COVID-19-related leave > +Add COVID-19-related leave.
Select the First day off and the Estimated last day off.
You can also add a medical sick note if you wish then click on Save details to finalize the action.
You can see this leave added on the Leaves section for the respective employee.
The Additional Sick Pay (COVID-19-related leave) will be calculated and be visible on the payslip and it will be on a separate line from the normal Statutory Sick Pay.
The app applies additional SSP from day one of leave to all eligible employees and handles automatic rebalancing if the sick leave is inputted in a later month.
An overview report can be accessed on My company > Covid-19 > Reports > Select the month and you will see the impact of the virus on the company and see how much SSP you can reclaim from HMRC. You can also see a yearly overview of this report.