Covid update – changes to Fit note guidance

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In order to create some capacity for General practice to deliver the vaccine programme, the rules around Fit note requests from employers have changed. 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. Further details can be found on ‘The fit note; guidance for patients and employees’

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