COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme for Employers and Sole Traders

The COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme is available for employers, including self-employed people, to help pay their employees who need to self-isolate and can't work from home.

This means your workers:

  • Can't come into work because they are in one of the affected groups and have been told to self-isolate, and
  • Can't work from home.

Find out who can get the Leave Support Scheme CLICK HERE

Anyone who is unwell should call Healthline on 0800 611 116 or talk to their doctor or health provider. Employers should encourage their employees to do this if they're unwell.


There is a COVID-19 Short-Term Absence Payment to cover eligible workers who need to miss work to stay home while waiting for a COVID-19 test result (in line with public health guidance). CLICK HERE