As of October 1, several temporary benefits introduced by the government during the pandemic will cease. The government also removes the exemption that applies to medical certificates.

This means that employees need to submit a medical certificate to the manager from day 8 of the sick leave and to the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) on day 15 on sick leave. This applies if your first day of sickness is 1 October 2021.

If you become sick before 1 October 2021, the previous regulations on abolished qualifying period deductions and medical certificates from day 22 during the sick leave period do apply. If you are on part-time sick leave and the extent of sick leave increases, then you still need a medical certificate from day 8.

The routines for reporting sickness are unchanged.

Stockholm University follows the information from the government and the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) and updates this page as new decisions are made.

>> Read more on the Swedish Social Insurance Agency's (Försäkringskassan) website
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