Self Certification Sick / Fit Note for less than 7 days
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.
Use form SC2 if you are an employee, you’ve been sick for 4 or more days in a row and need to claim SSP from your employer.
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.