Listed under the COVID – 19 Temporary Employee / Employer Relief Scheme (C-19 TERS) is an Illness Benefit, which states that:
- Where an employee is in quarantine for 14 days due to COVID-19 pandemic, the employee shall qualify for illness benefit.
- Confirmation from both the employer and the employee must be submitted together with the application as proof that the employee was in an agreed precautionary self – quarantine for 14 days.
- In this instance, the confirmation letters from the employer and employee shall suffice.
- Should an employee be quarantined for more than 14 days, a medical certificate from a medical practitioner must be submitted together with continuation form for payment.
For any updates in information, please visit the website of the Department of Employment and Labour (http://www.labour.gov.za/).
Please also visit www.gov.za/coronavirus for regular updates to the Regulations.