You do not need a Medical Certificate Note if you are off work for one to three days. If you are off between four and seven days (inclusive) you should complete a Self-Certification Form (available from the DSS, your employer or ask at Reception). You may ask your Doctor to provide you with a Private Certificate but a charge will be made for this service.
If you are off for eight or more days, your Doctor will complete the appropriate Medical Certificate for which there is no charge. If you require a continuing Medical Certificate Note please expect the Reception staff to ask you some specific details to pass on to the Doctor.