Doctor’s Sick / Fit Note for more than 7 days
If you have been ill for more than 7 days you will need a doctor’s certificate. These certificates are called ‘Fitness To Work’ Certificates.
The doctor may call you or arrange for an appointment.
If you have already been seen by your Doctor about this illness your certificate will be sent to you within a week.
If you are requesting an extension to your current sick / fit note, you will need to request this at a maximum of two days before it expires.
Sick Note Self-Certification Extension Period
The Department of Work & Pensions is making legislative changes meaning that from Friday 17 December 2021, self-certification for sickness will be extended from 7 to 28 days for people accessing Statutory Sick Pay, and there will be no requirement for a sick note to access any other benefits. This time-limited change will end on 26 January 2022.