Self Certification Fitness to Work Request / Sick Note for less than 7 days

If you have been ill for 7 days or less you do not need a Fitness to Work Certificate (sick note) provided by the Doctor. You can complete a self certification form yourself.

Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have its own form you can download a Self Certification Form (PDF). Please print it, fill it in and hand it in to your employer. You do not need to see a Doctor.

Some employers insist on a Fitness to Work Certificate regardless. A Fitness to Work Certificate under these circumstances involves a charge of £17.95 for which the patient is liable.