Posted on 20th December 2021 at 18:17
The rules on fit notes were changed on a temporary basis on 17th December. So, for Statutory Sick Pay (SSP), where employees go off sick on or after 10 December 2021, employers can only ask employees for proof of sickness (such as a fit note) after 28 days of sickness (including non-working days). Proof of sickness cannot be requested earlier than 28 days.
These changes are to give GPs more time to work on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) booster programme and apply until 26 January 2022.