Changes to fit note requirements

On December 17th the government amended the employee self certification regulations set out below.

Employees can now self-certify sickness for up to 28 days (previously 7 days). They only need to attend a GP for a ‘fit note’ if they have been ill for more than 28 days and have taken sick leave. This includes non-working days, such as weekends and bank holidays
All other regulations remain the same