A sick note is now known as a Statement of Fitness to Work or ‘fit note’.
If you have been ill for 7 days or less you can self-certify by either completing your employer’s form or downloading and completing an SC2 form from HMRC.
If you have been ill for more than 7 days you will require a ‘fit note’ completed by your GP – if this is for a long term condition you can leave a message with receptionist who will liaise with the GP for them to organise this. These can be backdated – please allow 3 working days for collection. If this is a new problem you will need to speak with or see your GP. On this form your GP can advise your employer that you are not fit for work or maybe fit for work (eg on reduced hours).
For more detailed information about fit notes, please click here.