Since Monday, people with symptoms of Covid-19 and who “are not able to continue working from home” will be able to benefit a compensated work stoppage “without waiting period”, specified in a statement the Ministries of Labor and Health. They will have to “commit” to being tested within two days.
“The elimination of the waiting day will encourage employees to isolate themselves more quickly,” Labor Minister Elisabeth Borne explained in a statement. Because “the fear of financial loss, especially for the most precarious people”, constitutes one of the first obstacles to isolation, observes the Social Security.
The employees concerned must declare themselves online, on declare.ameli.fr (or declare.msa.fr for agricultural workers). They will then be able to download a supporting document to send to their employer.
“Doctors will no longer have to establish a work stoppage for these patients, at the risk if not that the latter are not subject to a waiting period”, specified the Health Insurance, which “will ensure regular checks to prevent any misuse of this new teleservice “.
As for the “contact cases”, identified as such within the framework of the “contact tracing” of the Health Insurance, they must continue to use the teleservice already in place for this situation.
If their test is positive and they cannot telework, “they will enter the new system” and “will benefit, from the day after the date of obtaining the result of the test”, from sick leave without delay. deficiency, specified the “Sécu”.