Temporary change to fit notes
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. If you need support with this you can contact ACAS for advice.
Fit notes do not have to be provided for DWP benefit claims until 27 January 2022. This will not affect claims to benefit.
These changes are to give GP’s more time to work on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) booster programme.
If you are concerned about your health condition, you should continue to see your GP.
For more information see the Government Website here