Fitness to work certificates

You do not require a doctor’s medical certificate for any illness lasting seven days or fewer. Your employer may require you to complete a self certification form SC2 which will be available from your employer for shorter periods of illness.  For any illness lasting longer than seven days you will need to see a doctor for them to issue a Statement of Fitness for Work certificate (Med3) (formerly known as a Sick Certificate) and for any subsequent renewal of the certificate.