Sickness Certificate

How to Request a Fit Note

If you are off work for 7 days or less, you do not need to give your employer a fit note or other proof of sickness from a medical professional.

Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or you can download it from the HMRC website.

You must give your employer a doctor’s ‘fit note’ (sometimes called a ‘sick note’) if you’ve been ill for more than 7 days in a row and have taken sick leave. This includes non-working days, such as weekends and bank holidays.

If you require a sick/fit note and it is not a continuous sick/fit note please contact the surgery to make an appointment with a GP. The GPs are able to backdate sick/fit notes but are not able to postdate them. For a continuation sick/fit note please request here

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