Rules for Sickness Certification
You can certify yourself off work for the first 7 days of an illness (including the weekend using a self-certification form (SC1) if self-employed and (SC2) if employed).
You can get an SC1/2 from your work or from your local Revenue and Customs (Tax) Office.
You can download one from www.hmrc.gov.uk/employers/fagsc2.shtml. If your work requires you to have a sick-note during this time a private sick-note will be issued at a cost of £15.00.
If you need to continue to be absent from work after 7 days the Doctor will issue you with a Statement of Fitness for Work Med 3 04/10.
The Doctors assessment may be:-
1. Face to face
3. Consideration of a written report from another Doctor or Registered Health Care Professional.