Social Protection Spotlight

Sickness benefits during sick leave and quarantine: Country responses and policy considerations in the context of COVID-19

The COVID-19 health crisis has revealed important coverage gaps in terms of entitlements to social protection in case of sickness.

This policy brief highlights the importance of sickness benefits to protect workers during the COVID-19 pandemic and stresses the need for urgent short-term measures to close coverage and adequacy gaps in sickness benefits.