Temporary change to SSP
RULES ON SSP WITH THE AIM OF RELIEVING PRESSURE ON GPS DURING THE PANDEMIC
New regulations on SSP came into force in December 2021.
This temporarily changes the rules on self-certification with the aim of relieving pressure on GPs during the pandemic.
Under the standard rules, employees can only self-certify for seven days’ sickness absence before producing a fit note from their GP.
The new rules change the self-certification period to 28 days but only apply to absences from 10 December 2021 to 26 January 2022. The 7-day rule will return from the 27 January 2022 onwards.