Certificates for periods of sickness of less than seven days should be signed by the patient themselves, using form SC2, which is available from employers or the reception desk. A doctor’s medical certificate is not required. If your employer is insistent on a medical certificate then a charge will be made for a private sick note. If you are self employed or unemployed then ask the receptionist for SC1.
Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 11th January, 2018