Sick Note (Fit Note)

A Fit Note (also known as a sick note) is a Statement of Fitness for Work (‘Fit Note’) form that is given if you are still not well enough to work. Your employer will most likely request this statement as evidence to support payment of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

When you work out the number of days that you’ve been sick, you need to count all the days in a row you’ve been sick, including days you don’t normally work such as weekends and bank holidays.

Up to seven days off sick – self-certification

More than seven days off sick

Need an extension to your sick note?

Private certificates