Nobody likes isolating but in certain cases this is the only way to protect those dearest to you and to avoid infecting others

Isolation Benefit for Workers

When am I eligible for the isolation benefit?

As of today, there is no mandatory isolation in Israel, except for those verified with COVID and those who receive a personal instruction by the Healthcare System. Only if you were in isolation following a personal instruction by a district physician, by the Head of Public Health Services or by the Ministry of Health's Director General, you will be entitled to isolation benefits from your employer according to the calculation formula provided by law (for the exact calculation you should contact those responsible for wages in your workplace).

Please note:

  • Individuals accompanying confirmed COVID-19 cases who cannot remain isolated alone (for example, parents accompanying children who have been verified with COVID-19) no longer qualify for isolation benefits as they do not have to isolate.  As with any other illness, you can ask for sick pay.
  • Confirmed COVID-19 cases – are no longer qualify for isolation benefits. As with any other illness, you can ask for sick pay.

All the following conditions must be met in order to be eligible for isolation benefit:

  1. Your Healthcare System has provided you with personal instruction regarding isolation.
  2. You were absent from work after being in isolation by personal instruction, and you were not sick  (confirmed patients receive regular sickness benefit)
  3. After receiving personal instruction from Healthcare System, you informed the Ministry of Health of the entry into isolation. You report the isolation entry by entering a link to the reporting form that will be sent to your mobile phone via text message (SMS message). Report forms can only be filled out by those who have received personal instruction to enter isolation.
    The report must be submitted within 4 days of the start of the isolation (if it is submitted after 4 days have passed, the isolation benefit will only apply for the 4 days prior the report).

  4. The Ministry of Health has confirmed the employer's reporting of the isolation. Confirmation will be sent to the email address you provided.
    Once you receive the Ministry of Health's confirmation, it is your responsibility to pass it along to your employer. The certificate will be transferred to Social Security by self-employed individuals

Did you report your isolation and you did not receive the certificate for your employer?

After your isolation is over, you should fill out the application form for reference of isolation.

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