Sick and Fit Notes

The first week

If you are off work for up to seven days, you do not need a sick note from your doctor.

If you have been sick for more than 3 days, your employer may ask you to complete a self- certificate. You can download the form here:

Statement of Sickness Form

After the first week

If you have been off work for more than a week you will need a sick note from your doctor. You can do this by contacting reception for an appointment.

Private sick certificates

We can issue a private certificate if your employer, contrary to national guidance, insists on a “sick note” for an illness lasting up to a week. We have to charge a fee for private certificates which your employer should reimburse.