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Statutory Sick Pay self-certification period temporarily extended to support vaccine rollout
Posted on 20 Dec 2021
In an amendment to the Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Regulations, eployees will be allowed to self-certificate for up to 28 starting from 28 days starting from 17 December2021 through to 26 January 2022.
This will apply to workers whose spell of incapacity for work commenced before 17 December 2021 (but is not yet longer than seven days) or any spell that begins within this period.
This is being introduced in order to allow GP capacity to be increased and support for the coronavirus vaccine booster program can be maximised.
This is for absences that started on or after 11th December but not before.
If their absence starts 7 days (or less) prior to the 26th January, they will need a sick note from the 7 day point as usual.