Temporary Change to Fit Note Requests (commonly known as ‘Sick Note’) until 26th January 2022

As from the 17th December 2021, the department for Work and Pensions have made a legislative change to the period a person can self-certify as being ill. Previously this was 7 calendar days but this has been extended to 28 calendar days for any person who’s illness started on or after 10th December 2021. This temporary change will be in place until the 26th January 2022 when it will revert back to the 7 day period.