You do not require a doctor's sick note for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or alternatively you could download one by clicking on the download button below.
If your employer insists on a note from your doctor covering the first 7 days of illness then a Private Certificate can be issued. Please note there is a Private Fee for this.
Statement of Fitness to Work
The “fit note” replaces the sick note. It is the new form that your doctor will give you when your health affects your ability to work.
The fit note allows your doctor to provide you with more information on how your condition affects your ability to work. This will help your employer to understand how they might be able to help you return to work sooner.
The changes mean that your doctor can:
- advise when you may be fit for work with some support
- suggest common ways to help you return to work
- give information on how your condition will affect what you can do
Government website for Self Certification
Self Certification PDF Download