MSD Covid-19 update for Employers

14 February 2021

MSD Support for employers

There are two different payments available when workers and self-employed people need to self-isolate because of COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is for when workers and self-employed people need to self -isolate and can’t work from home.

The COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment is for when a worker or self-employed person needs to self-isolate while they wait for a test result.

Your employees can’t apply for these employer payments. You need to name the employees you are applying for when you make your application.

You don’t need to apply for payments for all your employees. You don’t need to apply at all if you don’t want or need to.

If you get payments from these support schemes, you must continue to pay the wages or salaries of the employees named in your application. This is set out in the declaration you make when you apply.

Whatever you do, you still need to stick to employment law and privacy law.

If you or your employees need any financial assistance, we may be able to help – click here for more information.