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Changes to the requirement to submit GP ‘Fit note’ after seven day period of absence

In order to increase GP capacity to support the COVID-19 booster programme, the government has introduced legislation temporarily removing the requirement for employees absent from work through illness to obtain a GP Fit Note after a period of seven days, instead making this period twenty-eight days. The communication in the link below provides further information.

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