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Sick Notes

GPs are not obliged to issue a sick note for periods of absence for less than seven days (including weekends).

After three days of absence you should obtain a self certification form from your employer.

If your employer insists on a "private certificate" either your employer or you will need to pay for this certificate.

The cost for a private sick note is £10.00.


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