Where, because of illness, an officer cannot take the annual leave allowable in a particular leave year, or years, s/he must be allowed to take the statutory minimum allowance, or any remaining portion of it accrued during the particular leave year, or years. In the event of an officer being unable to resume duty, the officer must be granted all relevant outstanding annual leave once s/he has been certified as fit for duty.
Where an officer is absent from duty on certified sick leave at the conclusion of a leave year and is consequently unable to take annual leave in excess of the statutory minimum which would otherwise be forfeit, the untaken leave (up to a maximum of 10 days) may be carried forward to the next leave year. Such leave must be taken as soon as is practicable after the officer's resumption of duty following sick leave.
Annual leave may not be taken instead of sick leave. Pay should be at the sick pay rate. Annual leave may be granted immediately following periods of leave such as maternity leave, adoptive, parental leave, domestic leave, study leave.