Sick Note Self-Certification Extension Period

The Department of Work & Pensions is making legislative changes meaning that from Friday 17th December 2021, self-certification for sickness will be extended from 7 to 28 days for people accessing Statutory Sick Pay, and there will be no requirement for a sick note to access any other benefits.

This time-limited change will end on 26th January 2022.

If you are absent from work after 10th December 2021, you do not need a sick note from your GP until you have self-certified for 28 days.

Please visit the Government website for more information: www.gov.uk/taking-sick-leave.