Need help? Advice during COVID-19 crisis Employment advice What if I am currently on the sick, can my employer furlough me? If you’re on sick leave or self-isolating because of coronavirus, speak to your employer about whether you’re eligible to be furloughed – you should get Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) as a minimum while you are on sick leave or self-isolating. Your employer can continue to fully furlough you from 1 July so long as they have previously furloughed you and submitted a claim for you in relation to a furlough period of at least 3 consecutive weeks anytime between 1 March and 30 June. This means the last day you could have started furlough for the first time was 10 June. You will no longer receive sick pay, but should be treated as any other furloughed employee. Speak to your employer if these situations apply to you. However, an employer is not ‘required’ to furlough employees and you cannot insist that you are furloughed.