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The Statutory Sick Pay (Medical Evidence) Regulations 2021 (Regulations) come into force today for a time limited period.

These Regulations extend the period of self-certification for Statutory Sick Pay from 7 days to 28 days.

This extension applies to employees who have a spell of incapacity for work which:-

  • Started prior to the 17 December 2021, provided that their absence had not lasted for longer than 7 days on the 17th December 2021; or
  • Commences on any day during the inclusive period, which starts on the 17 December 2021 and ends on the 26th January 2022.

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