Self Certification Sick Note/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 Doctors note under these circumstances involves a charge.

Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have its own form your can download this Self Certification Form (PDF). Please  print it, fill it in and hand it in to your employer. You do not need to see a Doctor.

We are not issuing sick notes for those patients with coronavirus. Please note if you need to provide evidence to your employer that you need to stay at home due to coronavirus, you will be able to get this from the NHS 111 Online instead of having to get a fit note from your doctor.