Request a Sick Note

 

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Your doctor will only give you a fit note if your health affects your fitness for work.

If you are fit for work, you do not need a fit note.

 

Sick for less than 7 days

You do not need a sick note if you are off sick for 7 calendar days or less, because you can self-certify your leave for this time

GUIDANCE ON EMPLOYEE'S STATEMENT FOR STATUTORY SICK PAY

 

Longer term sickness (from day 8)

If you are off sick for more than 8 days, and your health is affecting your fitness to work, please read the following guidance

THE FIT NOTE: GUIDANCE FOR PATIENTS AND EMPLOYEES

 

Requesting a Fit Note

This is a non-urgent task and will go to your doctor as a routine matter. Any fit notes will be backdated to the date requested.

REQUEST A FIT NOTE