This extension allows GPs to focus on the COVID-19 booster rollout, though the 28-day limit will be reduced again soon, once pressure on the NHS has reduced and the booster programme is complete.
If an employee is eligible to receive SSP, medical evidence is not required unless the absence is going to be longer than the legal threshold. Then, like normal, they need a fit note from their GP.
This change to SSP Self-Certification was introduced on the 17th of December 2021, but covers absences from the 10th of December, up to and including absences on or before the 26th of January 2022.
The SSP Self-Certification certification period will revert back to seven days on the 27th of January 2022.
Until next time ...
ROGER EDDOWES Business Godparent
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Roger trained at Edward Thomas Peirson & Sons in Market Harborough before working at Hartwell & Co, followed by Chancery, as a partner. He started Essendon Accounts and Tax with Helen Beaumont in 2014 as a general practitioner with a hands-on approach.
Roger loves getting his hands dirty, working with emerging, small-to-medium and family businesses to ensure they receive the best possible accountancy advice. Roger utilises an extensive network of business contacts to leverage the best guidance and practical solutions.
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