Sick leave: workers must next week back to the doctor

For a period of Sick leave in the case of slight respiratory symptoms, workers must go next week to the doctor. A in the Corona epidemic derogation was introduced, this was also after telephone consultation with the doctor, will not be renewed.

The Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) of Doctors, clinics and health insurance companies decided on Friday. For the assessment of whether an Insured is unable to work and Sick leave to be taken is therefore, starting from this Monday, again, a physical examination is necessary.

The G-BA Chairman Josef Hecken explained that the temporary exception is served, in view of the dynamic Corona developments to relieve the burden on practices and to reduce the Virus spread. These dynamics have, in the meantime, however, due to strict distance and hygiene rules, which are also observed in practices, that significantly slows down. The appeal scheme would therefore expire on the scheduled date. This was in line with the cautious easing steps decided the Federation and the Länder.

An immediate consultation with a physician is especially in the case of diseases is important, which could only be through a personal investigation, comprehensively and accurately detected. Regardless of patients with typical Covid should call-19-symptoms or unclear symptoms of the upper respiratory tract in the practice and discuss course of action.


  • All of the current developments in the Corona of a crisis you read in the News Ticker.


  • In many countries masked cleaning squads with disinfection of Jerry cans through the streets. Germany opposes such measures. We overlooked sources of dangerous infection or disinfected citizens nothing increases really against corona virus? More you can read here.
  • Hospital hygienists speak of four phases, economist of twelve points. However, one thing is clear: The return to normality can only be gradual. As the way out of the Lockdown might look like. More you can read here.
  • Even if a Covid-19-disease is 80 percent of the Affected is mild – there are people who become seriously ill. You have inflammation of the lungs, suffer shortness of breath, dying. Pulmonologist Michael Barczok explains what factors determine a severe course. More you can read here.
  • 27. In January it reported the German health authorities for the first Time: A 33-Year-old is the novel Coronavirus is attached. Since this is the first case in Germany was known, have passed ten weeks. What we now know about Sars-Cov-2. More you can read here.