Non-urgent advice: Sick Note
You can request a sick note from your doctor if your health affects your fitness to work. If you are fit to work, you do not require a fit note. There is a link below to full government guidance.
A sick note is sometimes called a ‘fit note’, ‘Med3’ or ‘statement of fitness for work’.
Have you been off sick from work for 7 calendar days less, or for more than 7 calendar days?
Request a sick note for less than 7 days
You do not require a doctor’s sickness certificate for any illness lasting 7 days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you require a private sick note, you will be charged a fee.