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Sickness

Do I need a doctor’s certificate stating that I have COVID-19 in order to receive pay while I am sick? Find the answer here.

Do I need a doctor’s certificate stating that I have COVID-19 to qualify for pay while absent due to sickness?

No, you do not need a doctor’s certificate stating that you have COVID-19 to qualify for pay while absent due to sickness.

Younger and otherwise healthy Danes are now encouraged to deal with fever, coughing and sniffles at home without being tested for COVID-19. This means that both the employee and the employer have difficulty documenting that the employee is sick with COVID-19.

Therefore, new emergency legislation changing the provisions for sick pay will be based on a statement of truth.

This means that you call your doctor, and if your doctor thinks you could be infected with corona virus, then the employee is entitled to receive pay and the employer be entitled to claim reimbursement of sickness benefit from day one.

Normally, according to the rules, employers are required to pay salary expenses during sickness or pay sickness benefits for 30 days - the so-called employer period. But this special legislation allows employers and the self-employed to claim reimbursement from the state from the first day of absence due to sickness for those infected or quarantined because of COVID-19. The law applies retroactively from 27 February 2020 to 1 January 2021.

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Stay updated at coronasmitte.dk where the relevant authorities continuously provide updates on developments.

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If you have concerns about quarantine or the risk of infection with corona in your workplace, please contact DM.

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