Time off work due to sickness

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Recent changes have been made to allow you to self certify for the first 28 days of any illness (previously this was 7 days).

This means that you do not need to contact your GP Surgery for a sick note; however, if your employer is insisting on a note, please share the link below.


This change has been made to allow health professionals to focus on our most vulnerable patients whilst assisting with COVID vaccinations.

Non-urgent advice: Patient Notice

If you started your sick leave before 10 December 2021, you must provide proof that you’ve been ill for more than 7 days.