Certification of Illness coronavirus (COVID-19)

For illness of seven days or less, self certify using SC2 form

Government guidance to employees staying at home with coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when symptoms started.

  • Employees should take time off work if they are ill. Government is clear that employers should support their staff’s welfare, especially during an extended response.
  • By law, medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness (employees can self-certify). After 7 days, it is for the employer to determine what evidence they require, if any, from the employee.
  • Government urge employers to respect the need to stay at home where employees are following government advice to do so and to show flexibility in the evidence they require from employees.
  • Statutory Sick Pay will be paid from day 1 instead of day 4 for those affected by coronavirus.
  • If you’re not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay, you may be able to apply for Universal Credit or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).
  • If the whole family has to stay at home and there is no one getting Statutory Sick Pay, the family can apply for Universal Credit.

Certification of Illness

  • Please do not contact the surgery for certification of illness of seven days or less.
  • To claim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) for illness of seven days or less, self-certify using an SC2 form. (Use link below.)
  • If evidence is required to cover self-isolation or household isolation beyond the first 7 days use the link below.