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{{תקציר |תוכן=
 
{{תקציר |תוכן=
 
{{דגשים  
 
{{דגשים  
| מידע  = Days that an employee misses because of a requirement to be in quarantine because of suspicion of coronavirus will be counted as sick days and the employee is entitled to [[Sick Pay]]
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| מידע  = An employee who is required to be in [[:he:חובת בידוד ביתי בשל חשש להידבקות בנגיף קורונה|quarantine]] because of suspected coronavirus will be treated as someone absent from work because of an illness and is entitled to [[Sick Pay]] based on his accrued [[Sick Days]]
 
| חשוב  = Instead of contacting your family doctor for a [[:he:הוצאת תעודת מחלה|sick note]], the employee should obtain a [https://www.kolzchut.org.il/w/he/images/c/c9/%D7%AA%D7%A2%D7%95%D7%93%D7%AA_%D7%9E%D7%97%D7%9C%D7%94_%D7%92%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%A4%D7%AA_%D7%9C%D7%A2%D7%95%D7%91%D7%93_%D7%94%D7%A9%D7%95%D7%94%D7%94_%D7%91%D7%91%D7%99%D7%93%D7%95%D7%93.pdf certificate of widespread illness] from the Ministry of Health, sign a [https://www.kolzchut.org.il/w/he/images/1/1f/%D7%94%D7%A6%D7%94%D7%A8%D7%94_%D7%A2%D7%9C_%D7%A9%D7%94%D7%99%D7%99%D7%94_%D7%91%D7%91%D7%99%D7%93%D7%95%D7%93.pdf declaration of absence] and attach proof of the day he left a country that requires quarantine upon return to Israel
 
| חשוב  = Instead of contacting your family doctor for a [[:he:הוצאת תעודת מחלה|sick note]], the employee should obtain a [https://www.kolzchut.org.il/w/he/images/c/c9/%D7%AA%D7%A2%D7%95%D7%93%D7%AA_%D7%9E%D7%97%D7%9C%D7%94_%D7%92%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%A4%D7%AA_%D7%9C%D7%A2%D7%95%D7%91%D7%93_%D7%94%D7%A9%D7%95%D7%94%D7%94_%D7%91%D7%91%D7%99%D7%93%D7%95%D7%93.pdf certificate of widespread illness] from the Ministry of Health, sign a [https://www.kolzchut.org.il/w/he/images/1/1f/%D7%94%D7%A6%D7%94%D7%A8%D7%94_%D7%A2%D7%9C_%D7%A9%D7%94%D7%99%D7%99%D7%94_%D7%91%D7%91%D7%99%D7%93%D7%95%D7%93.pdf declaration of absence] and attach proof of the day he left a country that requires quarantine upon return to Israel
 
| חשוב2 = The employee should report his quarantine as well as his address, or place he will be staying during the quarantine to the Ministry of Health by calling *5400 or by filling out the [https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/HouseIsolation@health.gov.il online form]
 
| חשוב2 = The employee should report his quarantine as well as his address, or place he will be staying during the quarantine to the Ministry of Health by calling *5400 or by filling out the [https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/HouseIsolation@health.gov.il online form]
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{{ראו גם  
 
{{ראו גם  
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| [[Coronavirus - State of Emergency 2020]]
 
| [[Health-Related Employee Rights]]
 
| [[Health-Related Employee Rights]]
 
| [[It is Prohibited to Fire an Employee who is absent from Work because of Quarantine for Suspected Coronavirus]]
 
| [[It is Prohibited to Fire an Employee who is absent from Work because of Quarantine for Suspected Coronavirus]]
 
| [[Application for Information and Support Regarding Coronavirus]]
 
| [[Application for Information and Support Regarding Coronavirus]]
 
| [[Health and Illness]]
 
| [[Health and Illness]]
| [[:he:תעסוקה וזכויות עובדים|Employment and Employee Rights]]
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}}
 
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{{עצם העניין/סיום}}
 
{{עצם העניין/סיום}}
Days that an employee misses because of a requirement to be in quarantine because of suspicion of coronavirus will be considered as sick days and therefore the employee is entitled to [[Sick Pay]] during the period he misses work due to quarantine.
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An employee who is required to be in [[:he:חובת בידוד ביתי בשל חשש להידבקות בנגיף קורונה|quarantine]] because of suspected coronavirus will be treated as someone absent from work because of an illness and is entitled to [[Sick Pay]] based on his accrued [[Sick Days]]
 
*The employee receives no payment for the first sick day.
 
*The employee receives no payment for the first sick day.
 
*The employee receives 50% of his salary for the second day.
 
*The employee receives 50% of his salary for the second day.
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Through the app people in quarantine can report symptoms daily directly to their HMO and can report additional information if they are found to be sick with or carriers of the virus.  For additional information see [[Application for Information and Support Regarding Coronavirus]].}}
 
Through the app people in quarantine can report symptoms daily directly to their HMO and can report additional information if they are found to be sick with or carriers of the virus.  For additional information see [[Application for Information and Support Regarding Coronavirus]].}}
 
== Who is Eligible? == <!--מי זכאי-->
 
== Who is Eligible? == <!--מי זכאי-->
*A person who was in China (even for a short period of time) in January 2020 and after and returned to Israel (even if it was via another country) who must quarantine for 14 days from the last day he was in China.
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*A salaried employee who is required by the Ministry of Health regulations to [[:he:חובת בידוד ביתי בשל חשש להידבקות בנגיף קורונה|be in quarantine due to suspected coronavirus]].
*A person who was in Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain or Austria during February 2020 and after, who must be in quarantine for 14 days from the day he was last in one of those countries.
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*See the [https://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-health/corona/corona-virus/ designated website on the Ministry of Health website] for the specific guidelines of who is required to be in quarantine.
*Family members of people who visited any of the above countries and returned to Israel, for 14 days from their last exposure to said family member.
 
*Anyone who was in the same room, classroom, transportation vehicle (within a distance of 2 seats) with a person that has the virus, for 14 days from the time they were exposed to said person.
 
 
{{שימו לב|'''Salaried employees only have the right to use paid vacation days.'''   
 
{{שימו לב|'''Salaried employees only have the right to use paid vacation days.'''   
 
As of today, [[:he:עובדים עצמאים|self-employed]] workers will not be compensated for their income lost due to quarantine.}}
 
As of today, [[:he:עובדים עצמאים|self-employed]] workers will not be compensated for their income lost due to quarantine.}}
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== How to Claim It? == <!--תהליך מימוש הזכות-->
 
== How to Claim It? == <!--תהליך מימוש הזכות-->
 
*A person in quarantine must immediately report where he lives or where he will be in quarantine to the Ministry of Health.  This can be reported in one of two ways:
 
*A person in quarantine must immediately report where he lives or where he will be in quarantine to the Ministry of Health.  This can be reported in one of two ways:
**By calling *5400.
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**By calling {{טלפון|*5400}} .
 
**By filled out an [https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/HouseIsolation@health.gov.il online form for those who returned abroad] or an [https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/QuarantineForExposees@health.gov.il online form for those exposed to someone who returned] on the Ministry of Health website.
 
**By filled out an [https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/HouseIsolation@health.gov.il online form for those who returned abroad] or an [https://govforms.gov.il/mw/forms/QuarantineForExposees@health.gov.il online form for those exposed to someone who returned] on the Ministry of Health website.
 
*The employee must notify his employer of his quarantine and send the employer the following documents:
 
*The employee must notify his employer of his quarantine and send the employer the following documents:
 
*# A [https://www.kolzchut.org.il/w/he/images/c/c9/%D7%AA%D7%A2%D7%95%D7%93%D7%AA_%D7%9E%D7%97%D7%9C%D7%94_%D7%92%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%A4%D7%AA_%D7%9C%D7%A2%D7%95%D7%91%D7%93_%D7%94%D7%A9%D7%95%D7%94%D7%94_%D7%91%D7%91%D7%99%D7%93%D7%95%D7%93.pdf Certificate of Widespread Illness] issued by the Ministry of Health (this is a general certificate for all employees)
 
*# A [https://www.kolzchut.org.il/w/he/images/c/c9/%D7%AA%D7%A2%D7%95%D7%93%D7%AA_%D7%9E%D7%97%D7%9C%D7%94_%D7%92%D7%95%D7%A8%D7%A4%D7%AA_%D7%9C%D7%A2%D7%95%D7%91%D7%93_%D7%94%D7%A9%D7%95%D7%94%D7%94_%D7%91%D7%91%D7%99%D7%93%D7%95%D7%93.pdf Certificate of Widespread Illness] issued by the Ministry of Health (this is a general certificate for all employees)
 
*# A [https://www.kolzchut.org.il/w/he/images/1/1f/%D7%94%D7%A6%D7%94%D7%A8%D7%94_%D7%A2%D7%9C_%D7%A9%D7%94%D7%99%D7%99%D7%94_%D7%91%D7%91%D7%99%D7%93%D7%95%D7%93.pdf Declaration of Absence] which must include the following details:
 
*# A [https://www.kolzchut.org.il/w/he/images/1/1f/%D7%94%D7%A6%D7%94%D7%A8%D7%94_%D7%A2%D7%9C_%D7%A9%D7%94%D7%99%D7%99%D7%94_%D7%91%D7%91%D7%99%D7%93%D7%95%D7%93.pdf Declaration of Absence] which must include the following details:
**The employee's name
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*#*The employee's name
**The employee's ID number
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*#*The employee's ID number
**The period for which the employee can't come to work because of the quarantine
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*#*The period for which the employee can't come to work because of the quarantine
**The last day the employee was in an affected country, or the last day that the employee was exposed to someone with the virus
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*#*The last day the employee was in an affected country, or the last day that the employee was exposed to someone with the virus
 
*# Proof of the date that he left an affected country, so that he can receive [[Sick Pay]].
 
*# Proof of the date that he left an affected country, so that he can receive [[Sick Pay]].
{{שימו לב| The current text of the Certificate of Widespread Illness only refers to China but is applicable as a certificate of illness from the other countries as well.}}
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{{שימו לב|  
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*Instead of contacting your family doctor for a [[:he:הוצאת תעודת מחלה|sick note]], the employee should obtain a certificate of widespread illness from the Ministry of Health, sign a declaration of absence and attach proof of the day he left a country that requires quarantine upon return to Israel.
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*The current text of the Certificate of Widespread Illness only refers to China but is applicable as a certificate of illness from the other countries as well.}}
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==Working from home during quarantine instead of using sick days==
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*The employer and employee can agree between them that the employee will work from home during his quarantine period (and receive his salary instead of sick pay).
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*According to the law the employer can not prevent an employee (who is not sick) from working from home as long as the employee has appropriate working conditions, it is work that can be done from home and it not an unrealistic demand from him.
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*It is not clear however if an employer '''can require''' an employee to work from home during quarantine instead of using sick days.
 
== Please Note == <!--חשוב לדעת-->
 
== Please Note == <!--חשוב לדעת-->
*Instead of contacting your family doctor for a [[:he:הוצאת תעודת מחלה|sick note]],  a certificate of widespread illness, a declaration of absence, and proof of the day a person left an affected country, will be in place of a sick note.
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*Family members of someone in quarantine '''are not''' able to use [[Sick Days]] to care for their family members because we are not talking about an '''illness''' of the other person.  This applies specifically to someone whose spouse or children are in quarantine.  They are only allowed to use sick days if their [[Sick Days Due to an Ill Parent|parents]] or [[Sick Days Due to an Ill Spouse|spouse]] are completely dependent on them for everyday activities because of their illness.
 
*It is important to follow the Ministry of Health's publicized guidelines, including the rights to sick days and sick pay on the following websites:
 
*It is important to follow the Ministry of Health's publicized guidelines, including the rights to sick days and sick pay on the following websites:
 
**[https://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-health/corona/corona-virus-en/ The Coronavirus page on the Ministry of Health website]
 
**[https://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-health/corona/corona-virus-en/ The Coronavirus page on the Ministry of Health website]
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== Government Agencies == <!--גורמי ממשל-->
 
== Government Agencies == <!--גורמי ממשל-->
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{{הטמעת כותרת|Coronavirus/Government Agencies#List of Government Agencies and Designated Centers}}
  
 
== Laws and Regulations == <!--חקיקה ונהלים-->
 
== Laws and Regulations == <!--חקיקה ונהלים-->
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*[https://www.nevo.co.il/law_word/law06/tak-8339.pdf National Health Order (The Novel Coronavirus 2019) (Home Quarantine) (Temporary Provision) 2020]
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*[https://www.nevo.co.il/law_html/law01/049_001.htm#Seif94 The National Health Ordinances] - section 71.
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== Additional Publications == <!--הרחבות ופרסומים-->
 
== Additional Publications == <!--הרחבות ופרסומים-->
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*[https://www.health.gov.il/English/Topics/Diseases/corona/Pages/default.aspx The Novel Coronavirus] on the Ministry of Health's English website.
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*[https://www.health.gov.il/subjects/disease/corona/documents/corona31012020.pdf Ministry of Health guidelines for those returning from China] on the Ministry of Health's website.
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*[https://www.health.gov.il/Subjects/disease/corona/Documents/home-insulation.pdf Guidelines for Home Quarantine - Coronavirus] on the Ministry of Health's website.
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*[https://govextra.gov.il/ministry-of-health/corona/corona-virus-en/ Coronavirus Information Page] on the Ministry of Health's English website.
  
 
== Credits == <!--מקורות-->
 
== Credits == <!--מקורות-->

Latest revision as of 19:46, 3 March 2021

Introduction:

An employee who is required to be in quarantine because of suspected coronavirus will be treated as someone absent from work because of an illness and is entitled to Sick Pay based on his accrued Sick Days
Instead of contacting your family doctor for a sick note, the employee should obtain a certificate of widespread illness from the Ministry of Health, sign a declaration of absence and attach proof of the day he left a country that requires quarantine upon return to Israel
The employee should report his quarantine as well as his address, or place he will be staying during the quarantine to the Ministry of Health by calling *5400 or by filling out the online form
It is Prohibited to Fire an Employee who is absent from Work because of Quarantine for Suspected Coronavirus and it is forbidden to ask or allow him to come to work even if he is interested in going

An employee who is required to be in quarantine because of suspected coronavirus will be treated as someone absent from work because of an illness and is entitled to Sick Pay based on his accrued Sick Days

  • The employee receives no payment for the first sick day.
  • The employee receives 50% of his salary for the second day.
  • The employee receives 50% of his salary for the third day.
  • From the fourth day and on the employee will receive his full salary.
  • If it is customary in his workplace that employees are paid their full salaries from the first day of absence then the same should be true in this case.
Attention
In the media there have been reports that an employee in quarantine will receive an extra 14 Sick Days in addition to the days they have already accrued. The significance of this is that the days of quarantine will not come at expense of an employee's accrued sick days. The right to these additional days is supposed to come from an Minister of Health order. This order has not yet been given. Therefore, until otherwise publicized, days will be deducted from the employee's accrued sick days. If the employee does not have enough sick days then the days will be deducted from his salary (meaning he will not receive payment for sick days beyond the number he has accrued).
Attention
The Ministry of Health and Biolong ltd. have launched an app providing information and support regarding the coronavirus. Through the app people in quarantine can report symptoms daily directly to their HMO and can report additional information if they are found to be sick with or carriers of the virus. For additional information see Application for Information and Support Regarding Coronavirus.

Who is Eligible?

Attention
Salaried employees only have the right to use paid vacation days. As of today, self-employed workers will not be compensated for their income lost due to quarantine.

How to Claim It?

  • A person in quarantine must immediately report where he lives or where he will be in quarantine to the Ministry of Health. This can be reported in one of two ways:
  • The employee must notify his employer of his quarantine and send the employer the following documents:
    1. A Certificate of Widespread Illness issued by the Ministry of Health (this is a general certificate for all employees)
    2. A Declaration of Absence which must include the following details:
      • The employee's name
      • The employee's ID number
      • The period for which the employee can't come to work because of the quarantine
      • The last day the employee was in an affected country, or the last day that the employee was exposed to someone with the virus
    3. Proof of the date that he left an affected country, so that he can receive Sick Pay.
Attention
  • Instead of contacting your family doctor for a sick note, the employee should obtain a certificate of widespread illness from the Ministry of Health, sign a declaration of absence and attach proof of the day he left a country that requires quarantine upon return to Israel.
  • The current text of the Certificate of Widespread Illness only refers to China but is applicable as a certificate of illness from the other countries as well.

Working from home during quarantine instead of using sick days

  • The employer and employee can agree between them that the employee will work from home during his quarantine period (and receive his salary instead of sick pay).
  • According to the law the employer can not prevent an employee (who is not sick) from working from home as long as the employee has appropriate working conditions, it is work that can be done from home and it not an unrealistic demand from him.
  • It is not clear however if an employer can require an employee to work from home during quarantine instead of using sick days.

Please Note

  • Family members of someone in quarantine are not able to use Sick Days to care for their family members because we are not talking about an illness of the other person. This applies specifically to someone whose spouse or children are in quarantine. They are only allowed to use sick days if their parents or spouse are completely dependent on them for everyday activities because of their illness.
  • It is important to follow the Ministry of Health's publicized guidelines, including the rights to sick days and sick pay on the following websites:
Attention
The Ministry of Health and Biolong ltd. have launched an app providing information and support regarding the coronavirus. Through the app people in quarantine can report symptoms daily directly to their HMO and can report additional information if they are found to be sick with or carriers of the virus. For additional information see Application for Information and Support Regarding Coronavirus.

Aid Organizations

Government Agencies

Government Agencies Call Center Expedited Services
The Ministry of Health Kol HaBriut hotline ‎[tel:*5400 *5400 ]
Municipal Hotline (in most cases) 106
Home Front Command Call Center for Civil (non-medical) Emergencies 104
Employment Services ‎‎*9687 Initial online report to the employment office
The National Insurance Institute *‎[tel:*6050 *6050 ] Unemployment pay claim online claim form
The Agency for Small and Mid-size Businesses Maof businesses hotline ‎[tel:*8794 *8794 ]
SHAYAL (Guidance for Citizens) 118 (Unemployment, unpaid leave, consumerism etc.) Contact through Facebook
The Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services Social Services hotline 118
The Israel Tax Authority
  • Tax authority call center (general) ‎*9848
  • Property tax call center ‎*4954
The Population and Immigration Authority National Information and Service hotline ‎[tel:*3450 *3450 ] Online contact form on corona related topics for foreign workers/Palestinians
The Ministry of Education *Hotline for Parents and Students
The Office for Social Equality Senior Citizens center hotline ‎[tel:*8840 *8840 ] Online contact for for the senior citizens center
The Authority for the Rights of Holocaust Survivors Holocaust Survivors Services Center hotline ‎[tel:*5105 *5105 ]


Laws and Regulations

Additional Publications

Credits

English translation and maintenance by The Shira Pransky Project.