Certification Sick / Fit Note for less than 7 days
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. However, some employers insist on a Doctor’s note regardless. A Doctor’s note under these circumstances may involve a charge.
Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have its own form you can download the Self Certification Form. Please print it, fill it in and hand it in to your employer. You do not need to see a Doctor.
Doctor’s Sick / Fit Note 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.
Please call into your surgery after 48 hours to collect your sick/fit note.