A special rule is abolished: sick leave by phone only until the end of may2020-05-14
The spread of the Coronavirus holds Germany, Europe and the world continue to breath. Politics, economy, society and research are now required. More than four million people have already been infected with the causative agent of Sars-CoV-2, 171.134 of them in Germany.
At the end of the special arrangements: sick leave from 1. June with the visit to the Practice
Workers can still have it by the end of may, after telephone consultation with the doctor for a sick note. 1. June will be a visit to the Practice necessary for this, such as the Federal Joint Committee of Doctors, hospitals and health insurance companies decided on Thursday unanimously. The end of the special regulation because of the Corona-crisis, in line with the current assessment of the risk situation, which have led to relaxations in many areas, made by the Chairman of the Board, Joseph hedges, clearly.
Until the 31. May apply now, that the incapacity for work certificates are due to slight respiratory problems for up to seven calendar days by phone. This can also be made by telephone to a further seven days extended. The Federal Committee had extended the temporary exemption in the past few months several times. The background was to reduce contagion possibilities and to relieve the burden on practices. The German medical Association had requested to extend the special regime, at least until the end of June.
Hedges said the practices were given with the last date of extension of about two weeks, a time frame, to be organized on the restoration of the rule operation set. He pointed out that the equipment with masks and other protective equipment had now been ensured as far as possible. In many practices, there is hygiene concepts. Patients could take medical care, without increased infection risks. This is important to be able to serious diseases in a timely manner and treat recognize. In the case of a higher infection dynamics could also be at short notice decided, a new special scheme.
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