Initially trailed as ‘as of Monday April 3‘, rules are changing for people who need to call into their jobs ‘sick’. As long as they are only suffering ‘light illnesses’ – and not absent from their posts for more than three days – they will no longer be required to travel to a health centre to ask for a medical sick note (‘atestado médico’), writes Correio da Manhã. Self-declarations will be made available through the SNS 24 platform. But the time frame since CM’s news has ‘extended’. The self-declarations are unlikely to become available before May, say updates.