MEASLES - with the school holidays approaching and children mixing more please be aware if you child has a flat red rash that it could be measles. More information is available on the link here Measles - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
A sick certificate is not required for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
By law you do not need to obtain a certificate for less than 7 days but if your employer insists that you obtain one this service is not covered by the NHS and a charge may be made.
Issuing of sick certificate (Med 3 Fit note)
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay). For this you can complete an e-consult (see front page of this website) or will need to see the Doctor so they can issue you with a certificate.
Statement of Fitness for Work – ’Fit Note’
With your employer’s support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)