Sick Note

If you have been ill for 7 days or less you don’t need to see a Doctor.
You can complete a Self Certification form yourself.

Non-urgent advice: Notice

If your employer insists on a Doctor’s note, there may be a charge.

If you have been ill for more than 7 days

If you have been ill for more than 7 days you will need a doctor’s certificate. These certificates are called ‘Fitness To Work’ Certificates.

The doctor may call you or arrange for an appointment.

If you have already been seen by your Doctor about this illness your certificate will be sent to you within a week.

Sick Note
You do not need a sick note for the first 7 days of an illness – you can still self-certify your illness.

For isolating due to COVID-19 you can get an isolation note for up to 14 days here:

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Have you already had a note about this?