Covid 19 pandemic:
Do I need a sick note for self-isolation?
There is a request by government to employers to be sensible about requesting sick notes in order to not overburden the health service with unnecessary requests. Please follow the guidance and share this with your employer if they are still asking for it.
You can complete the relevant information online for an ISOLATION NOTE if you have been diagnosed with COVID 19 or have been advised to self isolate
You only need a doctor’s sick note if you are unable to work and are ill for longer than seven calendar days. Your employer will provide you with an SC2 self-certificate form for shorter periods of illness.
New sick note
Your doctor will usually need to see you to provide a sick note for a new period of illness. If you have had an operation, and the hospital has not provided you with one, then your doctor might be able to issue this after a telephone consultation.
Ongoing periods of ill health
If you need to renew your sick note, you might be asked to make a doctors appointment for a review.
If your sick note has run out, the doctor is able to backdate it if this is appropriate.