Depending on your employer’s policy and your contract, your employer may ask you to take the paid sick leave in your contract or statutory sick pay (SSP). Ask your employer about their sick leave policy.
Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)
With SSP you can get £99.35 per week and your employer pays this for up to 28 weeks. To be eligible for SSP, you need to earn an average of at least £123 per week.
The government has published online guidance to help employers and employees to work safely during coronavirus. If you’re worried about your safety, ask your employer what measures will be in place to protect you.