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Question reference: S5W-32052

  • Asked by: Anas Sarwar, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 24 September 2020
  • Current status: Answered by Jeane Freeman on 15 October 2020


To ask the Scottish Government whether NHS patients who are required to self-isolate for 14 days prior to surgery are eligible for the self-isolation support payment if they meet the other eligibility criteria.


The Self-Isolation Support Payment is available to people who are told to self-isolate through our Test and Protect programme, because they have tested positive or are identified as a contact of someone who has.

Patients required to self-isolate prior to a procedure are included under the Statutory Sick Pay Corona Virus amendment made on 26 August 2020.

Below is a link to the amended regulation: