You only need a Statement of Fitness for Work if you are unable to work and are ill for longer than seven calendar days. Your employer will provide you with an SC2 self-certificate form for shorter periods of illness. For a first time Statement you will be asked to come to surgery, for follow up Statements you will be able to order these over the phone. The same rule applies for continuation Statements as for prescriptions 48 hrs will be required in order to produce the Statement of Fitness for Work.
We do not normally provide back to work Fit Notes. If we are asked to do this there may be a charge.