Katie Binns replies:

It’s great that you will be shopping for your colleague, Mike. Your officer are at greater risk through the virus, and it is consequently encouraged to remain in the home.

He could be eligible for ill pay money for the length of their isolation. Jodie Hill through the lawyers’ firm Thrive Law explains: “with regards to their pay while he’s on unwell leave, he can receive SSP and his manager is likely to be reimbursed for the first 2 weeks of SSP, and then he may also get any contractual ill pay, if he could be entitled, relative to their agreement. ”

Concerning the 80% pay underneath the proposed new federal federal government scheme, this only is applicable if he’s “furloughed” – a term you’ve probably maybe not heard before – that is an alternative status to being made redundant or let go. Continue reading →