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Extra Support for Employees On Sick Leave While Awaiting PCR Testing & Results

The Prince’s Government suspends the three-day waiting period in the event of sick leave for PCR screening. This measure takes effect from January 15, 2021 until February 15, 2021.

Concretely, when an employee or civil servant of the Principality is prescribed a work stoppage due to sick leave pending the completion of a PCR screening test, he will receive daily allowances paid as appropriate by the CCSS or the SPME from the first day of shutdown.

These allowances guarantee the employee 50% of his remuneration. Depending on the provisions applicable in each company, a wage maintenance measure supplementing his pay further, up to 100%, may be provided for by the employer.

The suspension of the waiting period makes it possible to support employees and civil servants in respecting the isolation measures that the loss of income suffered during this period could discourage.

The implementation of this measure is subject to the prescription of a “Covid PCR screening” work stoppage.

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