Next latest company to cut sick pay for unvaccinated workers

The high street retailer said unvaccinated staff required to isolate as a close contact will only receive statutory sick pay.

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Next: Unvaccinated staff will only receive statutory sick pay if they are identified as a close contact.

Next is the latest company to confirm it has cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff who are self-isolating after being exposed to Covid. 

The high street retailer said all staff who test positive regardless of vaccination status will be paid in full. 

However unvaccinated staff required to isolate after being identified as a close contact of someone with the virus will only receive statutory sick pay unless there are mitigating circumstances. 

The move follows Swedish homeware company Ikea, who announced earlier this week that workers who are not vaccinated could lose out on hundreds of pounds if they are identified as a close contact of someone with coronavirus. 

The minimum statutory sick pay can be as little as £95.35 per week. 

In Scotland, those who test positive for Covid-19 must self-isolate for at least seven days.

Any close contact who is not fully vaccinated with three doses still has to self-isolate for ten days and take a PCR test.