As part of the Government’s emergency coronavirus legislation, prime minister Boris Johnson has announced that workers who self-isolate shall be entitled to statutory sick pay from their first day (rather than their fourth day) of absence from work. It is understood that this will be a temporary measure only.

Given the many challenges presented by coronavirus, we have prepared guidance on the issues UK employers may wish to consider when formulating their plans – please click here. Wider insight and analysis is also available here.