Going to work17th April 2020
The government has said you should only go to work if it’s ‘not reasonably possible’ for you to work from home.
If your employer tells you not to work because of coronavirus
If your place of work has shut down or there’s no work for you because of coronavirus, you can carry on getting paid.
Your employer might use the government Coronavirus Job Retention scheme to pay you while there’s no work to do. If you’ve been ‘furloughed’, your employer is probably using the scheme. Find out how the scheme works.
If you’re off sick with coronavirus
If you’re employed and get coronavirus, you’ll get statutory sick pay (SSP) from the first day you’re ill if you’re usually entitled to it.
You might get contractual sick pay as well as SSP. It’s worth checking your contract – your employer might have their own sickness policy.
You’ll need to get an ‘isolation note’ online if you’re sick for more than 7 days. This will prove to your employer you need to stay off work. You don’t need a note if you’re sick for less than 7 days.
If you’re worried about going to work because of coronavirus
If you’re worried about having to go to work, there are things your employer should do to make sure you’re safe.
If you decide not to work, there might be ways to keep getting paid.
If you’re worried about working and you’re pregnant or disabled, there might be other things your employer has to do.
Check what to do if you’re worried about working.
If you’re self-employed and need financial support
You may be eligible for support from the UK government’s Self-employment Income Support Scheme – check if you’re eligible.Back to News