Is this your first sick note?
How long have you been ill (including bank holidays and weekends)?
I have been ill for 7 days or less
Self Certification Sick Note for less than 7 days
If you have been ill for 7 days or less you don’t need to see a Doctor. You can complete a Self Certification form yourself. However some employers insist on a Doctor’s note regardless. A Doctors note under these circumstances involves a charge of £25.
Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have its own form your can download this 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.
I have been ill for more than 7 days
I have already had a Sick Note for this illness