Employers should be aware that the rules for SSP have changed:

  1. If an employee is on furlough they do not qualify for SSP.
  2. If an employee is in one of the vulnerable categories and have been advised to stay at home then they qualify for SSP.

Link: gov.uk Statutory Payments Manual

Link: Statutory Sick Pay (General) (Coronavirus Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2020.