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.
- 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.
- It is forbidden for an employer to require an employee who is quarantine to come work and it is also forbidden to allow him to come to the work place even if he is interested in going.
- Additionally it is forbidden for an employer to fire an employee because he is in quarantine. For additional information see It is Prohibited to Fire an Employee who is absent from Work because of Quarantine for Suspected Coronavirus.
Who is Eligible?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
How to Claim It?
Laws and Regulations
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