If an employee is sick for four consecutive days or more, they may be entitled to sick pay from you. This is statutory sick pay and is only payable if the employee pays National Insurance. Local Support Team will support you with Statutory Sick Pay.

You should ensure that you have sufficient contingency arrangements in place to cover times of staff absences. Local Support Team can assist you with this.

Further advice and guidance can be accessed via ww.direct.gov.uk, ACAS on 0845 7474747 or your insurer.