Sick / Fit Note
Temporary change to fit notes
Any sickness absence which began on or after the 10th December 2021, up to and including 26th January 2022, GPs will not need to provide employees with medical evidence of sickness, such as a fit note, for the first 28 days of absence. Please see the Gov UK website for details.
Fit Note for Self-Isolation
There is a National online system for getting a Fit note for the purpose of self-isolation. You do not need to contact or see the GP for this. Please click here.
Fit notes are issued to patients by doctors following an assessment of their fitness for work. A fit note is issued after the first seven days of sickness absence (when patients can self-certify) if the doctor assesses that the patient’s health affects their fitness for work.
The doctor can decide the patient is 'unfit for work' or 'may be fit for work subject to the following advice...' with accompanying notes on suggested adjustments or adaptations to the job role or workplace.