A sick leave by telephone is currently still possible: The special corona regulation has been extended again.
You can find out how it works here.
Good news for everyone insured: You can still call sick leave * for mild respiratory diseases.
The Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) has extended the special corona regulation, which initially applied until the end of September, for another three months.
It is now valid
until December 31, 2021
Telephone sick leave should relieve medical practices and reduce contacts
"In view of the
easy transferability of the delta variant of
the coronavirus and the fact that vaccination of the population is progressing too slowly, the special rules that have been extended again should continue to help avoid contacts and minimize potential risks of infection," says the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA).
In addition, in view of the upcoming cold and flu season, the medical practices should be relieved.
For this reason, telephone sick leave was introduced in 2020.
Sick leave by phone: This is the process
Certain requirements apply to telephone sick leave.
This is how it works:
A sick leave by telephone is only possible with
mild cold symptoms
such as runny nose, cough or sore throat.
In addition, the doctor must convince himself of the patient's state of health in a personal telephone call.
A physical exam should still be performed if the doctor deems it necessary.
incapacity for work (AU)
can be issued for
up to seven days
If the infection lasts longer, a
certificate can also be issued by telephone for a further seven calendar days.
You can find out here whether you will also receive a sick leave if you have to be quarantined due to Corona.
Quarantine can now also have financial consequences for all non-vaccinated people: In some federal states, continued wages are being canceled.
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