HR UPDATE – Statutory Sick Pay

There has been a temporary change to Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) Regulations. Employees are now able to self-certificate for up to 28 days. 

This legislation changes comes into force today (17th December 2021) and ends 26th January 2022.

This applies to employees who:

  • have a spell of incapacity to work which has commenced prior to 17th December 2021 but which, on that date, has lasted for no longer than 7 days
  • commences on any day between 17th December 2021 – 26th January 2022 (ends at 26th January 2022).

This change has been introduced to help GPs with capacity to deliver the COVID-19 Booster vaccinations.

If you have any questions on the above, please do contact us at or by calling 01562 840060.