Sick certificates

You only need a doctor’s note if you are unable to work and are ill for longer than seven calendar days. Your employer will provide you with an SC2 self-certificate form for shorter periods of illness. You do not need a doctors note for absents less than seven days and requests for certificates under seven days will attract a private fee.

Self certificate forms can be downloaded from http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/sc2.pdf