Due to the exceptional pressure on GPs caused by Covid, the reporting requirements for Statutory Sick Pay have been temporarily changed.
Between 10 December 2021 and 26 January 2022 employers cannot ask employees for proof of sickness until the absence has lasted for 28 days or more. It has also been clarified that SSP cannot be withheld due to late medical evidence.
Under the previous rules, a medical certificate must be provided after 7 days of absence.
For further information or if you have any other payroll related queries, please contact the team at Ellis & Co Chartered Accountants in Chester on 01244 343 504.