Sick/Fit Note Certificates
Self Certification Sick/Fit Note for less than 7 days
If you have been ill for 7 days or less you do not need to see a Doctor. You can complete a Self-Certification form yourself and hand this to your employer upon your return to work. However some employers insist on a Doctor’s note regardless. A Doctors note under these circumstances involves a charge of £15.
Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have their own form, you can download one from the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statutory-sick-pay-employees-statement-of-sickness-sc2
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.
If you have already been seen by your Doctor about this illness your certificate will be sent to you within a week.
Requesting an additional Sick/Fit Note
If you have already had a Sick Note (Fit Note) for this illness your Doctor may not need to see you to issue an additional Sick Note. Please complete this form. We will contact you to let you know when you can collect your Sick / Fit Note or we may contact you to arrange an appointment.