Fitness for work / Sick note

Self-certification changes until 26/01/2022

If employees are off work for 28 days or less, they do not need to give their employer a fit note or other proof of sickness from a medical professional.

If the period of sickness started before 10 December 2021, employees do not have to provide a fit note if they are off work for 7 days or less.

More information in link below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-fit-note-a-guide-for-patients-and-employees

When do I need a fit note?

7 days off sick or less

If you're off work sick for 7 days or less, your employer should not ask for medical evidence that you've been ill. Instead they can ask you to confirm that you've been ill. You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

More than 7 days off sick

If you're off work sick for more than 7 days, your employer will usually ask for a fit note (or Statement of Fitness for Work) from a GP or hospital doctor. Fit notes are sometimes referred to as medical statements or a doctor's note.

For more information please visit; https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/caring-carers-and-long-term-conditions/when-do-i-need-a-fit-note/

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