You only need a doctor’s note if you are unable to work and are ill for longer than seven calendar days.
The NHS website provides further information on when a sick note is required.
Your employer will provide you with an SC2 self-certificate form for shorter periods of illness.
You can find the online Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) form here.
To request a sick note or renew one
If you are unable to work and are ill for longer than seven days or you need to renew a sick note you can complete an online form. We’ll respond within 3 working days.