Sick pay

Questions and answers on when you are entitled to sick pay and questions on quarantine.

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Author: Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO)
THE COVID-19 CRISIS. Last update: 21 March 2020

Is the employer-financed period now reduced to 3 days for Covid-19 related sick leaves?
Can I use a self-certificate on quarantining because of the Covid-19 virus?
When am I entitled to sick pay when I self-quarantine because of the Covid-19 virus?
When am I not entitled to sick pay because of the Covid-19 virus?
Who pays the sick pay in case of self-quarantine because of the Covid-19 virus?
Do I have to turn up in person at the doctor’s to get a medical certificate?
What if I meet the requirements for a sick note but my Covid-19 infection was registered outside of Norway and I am currently not in the country?
If I am afraid of being infected and dare not go to work, can I then get a sick note?
Can I get laid off while I am out sick? And if yes, am I then entitled to sick pay?
What happens if I am reported sick while I am laid off?