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Easier rules for calling in a ‘sickie’ at work come into effect “very soon”

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.