How doctors and employers proceed in case of isolation contributions
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The so-called isolation contribution is in operation from 1 March to 30 April 2021 and it is an extraordinary contribution, which an employer pays in addition to the reimbursement of wage to an employee, on whom quarantine or isolation has been imposed. When issuing an electronic sick note for these reasons, the doctor proceeds according to whether the patient is showing symptoms of having contracted COVID-19 or infection has been proven in his case. The main reason for providing the contribution is that the patient would not spread the infection, because he could not afford to stay at home due to the decrease in income.
All employees, on whom quarantine or isolation will be imposed due to an infectious disease (Covid-19 or other) on 1 March 2021 and later, will be entitled to it for the first 14 calendar days. People working on agreements to complete a job or to perform work will also be entitled to the contribution, if they have sickness insurance. The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs has issued a list of the most frequent questions and answers regarding this contribution, which you can find here, or also here.