The DWP and HMRC have applied a statutory instrument which comes into force on Friday 17th December 2021 which extends employee sickness self-certification until 26th January 2022.
This modifies the Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 1985 to provide that an employee shall not be required to provide medical information for the first 28 days
The revision is limited to sickness spells (incapacity for work) which either start during the period 17th December 2021 to 26th January 2022 or which commence prior to the Regulations coming into force but which have not lasted more than 7 days on that date (and hence the requirement to provide medical evidence has not yet arisen).
Employee self-certification – form SC2
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