Fitness to Work Certificates
A doctors certificate (now called a fit note) is NOT needed for less than a week off work. The first 7 days absence from work can be covered by signing a SELF CERTIFICATE (SC2). Your employer can supply these for you or you can obtain them from the job centre.
If your workplace / employer / school or college insists on you having a doctors note/certificate prior to 7 days absence please note that a private fee will be payable in advance.