The Government has temporarily removed the qualifying period of deduction from sick pay from 11 March 2020 due to the coronavirus. For you as an employee, this means that you can retroactively apply for reimbursement of deduction from sick pay to the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan). The routine for reporting sickness is unchanged.

On 2 April 2020, the Swedish Parliament (Sveriges Riksdag) decided to temporarily abolish the requirement for a medical certificate from the 8th day of a sick pay period. From 15 December 2020, you will need a medical certificate from the 22nd day of the sick leave period.

This does not 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.

Stockholm University follows the information from the Government and the Swedish Social Insurance Agency and updates this page as new decisions are being made.

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

>> Read more about the Government's response for COVID-19