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Can I claim Sickness Benefit if I have to Self-Isolate?

Steps have been taken to support those who need to make claims under the existing sickness benefit provision, in line with guidance from Public Health Services. Individuals who are self-isolating following Public Health advice DO NOT need to see their GP or provide a medical certificate (sick note) to make a claim for sickness benefit. Please call our helpline on 01481 732516 or email hardshipfund@gov.gg to discuss what support may be available to you.

These kind of claims will generally only be valid for 14 days or until the individual receives a negative test result for COVID-19. If an individual does not have any symptoms that would prevent them from working and is supported to work while self-isolating by their employer, for instance at home on a laptop, they will not be eligible for sickness benefit.

Further information on Sickness Benefit can be found here: https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/benefits