Sick / Fit Note

Temporary change to fit notes

Any sickness absence which began on or after the 10th December 2021, up to and including 26th January 2022, GPs will not need to provide employees with medical evidence of sickness, such as a fit note, for the first 28 days of absence. Please see the Gov UK website for details.

Fit Note for Self-Isolation

There is a National online system for getting a Fit note for the purpose of self-isolation. You do not need to contact or see the GP for this. Please click here.

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.

When you return to work, your employer can ask you to confirm you’ve been off sick. This is called ‘self-certification’. The employer and you will agree on how you should do this. You might need to fill in a form or send details of your sick leave by email.

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.

You can get a fit note from a GP or hospital doctor via Online consultation (eConsult)

Taken sick leave for more than 7 days in a row? Request your sick/fit note here.

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