ESF action note: Hourly rate salary costs for project staff who are self-isolating/ill due to COVID-19 and unable to work
ESF action notes are formal communications issued to inform all Grant Recipients (GR) about specific issues they need to act on.
This Action Note is to all European Social Fund (ESF) beneficiary organisations (Grant Recipients and Co-financing Organisations), the Greater London Authority and other Intermediate Bodies.
The ESF Managing Authority has received queries from projects who are unsure how to claim direct staff costs for project staff who do not work wholly on an ESF project, work a variable number of hours monthly and record hours worked on a timesheet, who are self-isolating or ill due to COVID-19 and unable to work. In response, the Managing Authority is introducing a temporary easement for projects to claim direct staff costs for project staff in these circumstances.
This is one of a number of easements we have introduced to help ensure that ESF projects are not disadvantaged by the impact of COVID-19.
You can read this action note in full HERE.