If an employee or someone in their household has a new continuous cough or a high temperature, everyone in their household must self-isolate for 14 days and the employee should receive SSP for those 14 days if they earn over £118 per week. This employee can obtain an isolation note here: https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
Please note that statutory sick pay is referred to (SSP) throughout the following Q&A’s.
Your Personal Assistant (PA) will only be eligible to received SSP if they earn over £118 per week. If your PA hours vary – work out an average of their pay over the last 12 weeks – if this is £118 or over, they are eligible for SSP. If yours PA earns less than £118 per week, they are not eligible for SSP and it would therefore be UNPAID.
You can keep up to date on Gov.uk Website: – SSP – https://www.gov.uk/statutory-sick-pay
You could discuss a period of Annual leave with your PA, or benefits maybe available.
Benefits that maybe available:
Employment Support Allowance (ESA) https://www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance
Universal Credit https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit
Any changes to payroll including SSP need to be reported to your payroll provider asap.