Certificates For Absences From Work

Period off Work Certificate
1 – 3 days No certificate or a private certificate signed by a doctor; fee payable for the latter.
4-6 days (including weekends) SC1 (Self-certificate) completed by patient, or private certificate signed by a doctor; fee payable for the latter.
7 days – 28 weeks Fitness to work certificate certifying inability to work signed by a doctor; no fee.
28 weeks or more as above

If an individual is sick after the 10th December 2021, they only need to give their employer proof if they are ill for more than 28 days in a row including non working days. They can self- certify for up to 28 days including weekends & Bank Holidays.

If someone requires a sick note prior to 28 days, please be aware that a fee of £22 will be required as its outside our remit of what we need to provide.

For more information on this new guidance, please visit www.gov.uk/taking-sick-leave.

If you are self- isolating and cannot work because of Covid then they can get an ‘isolation note’ online from NHS 111 www.111.nhs.uk/isolation-note.

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