If employees are off work for 7 days or less, they do not need to give their employer a fit note or other proof of sickness from a healthcare professional.
When they return to work, their employer can ask them to confirm they’ve been off sick. This is called ‘self-certification’. The employer and employee will agree on how the employee should do this. They might need to fill in a form or send details of their sick leave by email.
- You do not require a fit to work certificate on return to work.
- You do not require a Sick Note from your doctor for your child if they have missed school or suffer illness during an exam – we have a standard letter if your school requests this as it is not part of NHS services.
Self Certification Form
Please see the GOV.UK website for more information: https://www.gov.uk/taking-sick-leave