Fit Notes for Sickness Absence Certification change to legislation

The Department of Work and Pensions have made legislative changes meaning that from Friday 17th December 2021 the self- certification for sickness absence period will be extended from 7 to 28 days for people accessing Statutory Sick Pay and there will be no requirement for a fit note to access other benefits. This time limited change will end on the 26th January 2022. Staff will still require their GP to supply them with fit notes for periods of absence that are longer than 28 days