With effect from the 10th December, the Government has temporarily changed the regulations which allow an employer to request proof of sickness from their employees. The requirement to obtain a Fit Note after 7 days of absence from work has been changed.
In the period from 10th December until 26th January employees who become absent from work because of sickness do not have to obtain proof of sickness for their employer until after 28 days of absence. During this period Employers are not allowed to ask their staff to obtain a Fit Note or provide any other proof of sickness.
The change has been introduced to help GPs to concentrate on dealing with the Covid emergency.
Please click the following link for a letter that you can give to your employer providing further information and guidance.