Payment of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for COVID-19
From 13 March 2020, SSP will be payable on the first day of sickness absence in line with the recent change in legislation to help employees and workers who are affected by coronavirus, COVID-19 and related symptoms.
User Notice 2870 informed you that ESR has been updated to accommodate this change in legislation; however, for SSP payments to be assessed in ESR there is a manual override that needs to be followed to ensure correct payment and reporting.
Your organisation needs to provide Payroll details of all employees and workers who are off sick with COVID-19 and/or related symptoms so that the manual override can be applied.
If your organisation uses Self Service and Rostering interfaces you still need to inform Payroll as otherwise these systems will not calculate SSP correctly.