Payment for COVID-19 related absence letter
We have developed the below letter to send to your employer regarding full-pay for COVID-19 absences due to sickness/symptoms, ‘household’ isolation, positive tests and shielding.
Copy and paste our model letter below
Dear [Insert manager's name],
Full-pay for COVID-19 related absence
I have been off work with a COVID-19 absence. At present I have only been paid Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) [or identify the proportion of pay you have received if more than SSP]. This is unfair and a situation that is placing considerable additional stress on me.
Paying me full-pay at this time would support the actions required to protect my health, safety and wellbeing as well as the people in my care and other staff from possible infection.
I am seeking the support of the Royal College of Nursing in this situation and would be grateful of your response within 3 days providing me with an explanation of [insert employer's name here]'s reasons for the decision to not pay full-pay for my COVID-19 related absence.
I look forward to your response.