You do not need a sick note for the first 7 days of an illness - you can still self-certify your illness.
For isolating due to COVID-19 you can get an isolation note for up to 14 days here: 111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
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 may involve a charge. Many employers have their own self-certification forms. If your employer doesn’t have its own form your can complete the Employee's Statement of Sickness (SC2) form online.
When you’ve filled in the form give it to your employer, it will help them decide if you can get SSP. Keep a copy for your own information.
Please provide your details to help us find your record. If you are filling this in on behalf of someone else, please enter their details.
Date of Birth:
Have you already had a note about this?
Tell us briefly about your illness or medical problem
When would you like the note to start? When do you think you can return to work?
If possible, is there anything your employer could do to help you return sooner?
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