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Additional Statutory Sick Pay (COVID-19 related leave)

Dernière mise à jour : Thursday, October 22, 2020

 

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.

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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.

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You can see this leave added on the Leaves section for the respective employee.

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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.

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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.

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