Sickness Certificates

Do I need a sickness certificate from the doctor?

You only need a sickness certificate (also known as a sick note, med3 or fit note) if your illness lasts more than seven days.

You can complete a "self certificate" if you are off work for up to seven days. You can download the self certificate form by following the below link;

Do I need a "return to work" note?

No, you do not need a "return to work" note. This is clearly stated on page 8 of the below government guidance;

Obtaining a sickness certificate from hospital..

If you are off work for more than seven days for an illness that has been treated in hospital (including A&E), you should obtain a sickness certificate from the hospital Doctor responsible for your care.

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