This Content Was Last Updated on January 28, 2022 by Jessica Garbett


Back in December 2021 when Covid Omicron variant was spiking, Government announced that smaller employers would be able to recover Covid related SSP.

As a recap, employers cannot normally reclaim SSP – Statutory Sick Pay – paid to employees.  However in the early part of the pandemic recovery was allowed under a special scheme which then closed, and has now reopened for Covid related absence, including asymptomatic isolation, from 21 December 2021 afterwards.

Read about eligibility and payroll procedures here:

Check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus (COVID-19)

A note for our clients – if we look after payroll for you, either as a bureau scheme or directors scheme, please contact our Tax Department for assistance.  If you are a company director who has had to take time off due for Covid after 21 December 2021, then you can get a SSP re-reimbursement.