Sickness certificates

You do not require a doctor’s sickness certificate for any illness lasting six days or less. Your employer may, however, require you to complete a self-certification form SC2 which is available from your employer, or download it from the website of HM Revenue & Customs – http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/forms/sc2.pdf

 

For any illness lasting longer than six days you will need to see the doctor for him/her to issue a sickness certificate and for any subsequent renewal of the certificate.