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I am self-isolating because I have COVID-19 symptoms. Can I claim sickness benefit?

If you are self-isolating because you have developed Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms and are unable to work for at least 4 days, you should make a claim for sickness benefit. Individuals who are isolating following Public Health advice can self-certify and DO NOT need to see their GP to issue a medical certificate (sick note).  These claims will only be valid for up to 14 days or until the individual receives a negative test result for COVID-19.  To make a claim for sickness benefit please call 732507 or email

If you can work from home while self-isolating or are unwell for less than 4 days, you will not be eligible for sickness benefit.