Sickness Certificates

You do not require a Doctors Sickness Certificate for any illness lasting 7 days or less. Your employer may however, require you to complete a Self Certification Form (5C2) which is available from your employer.

For any illness lasting more than 7 days you will need to see a Doctor for the issue of a Sickness Certification Form (Med 3) and for any subsequent renewal of this certificate.

Open sick certificate from HMRC



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