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Support and Advice

Support & Advice - Fitness to Work

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)

Carers and Young Carers

A carer is someone who looks after a partner, relative, friend, an older person or someone who has a disability or long term illness.

We realise that many people are carers to family and friends. If you would like support and help in this often difficult and tiring task please ask at reception for assistance.

Alternatively Rotherham has its own Carers Corners they can be contacted by:
Email - carerscorner@rotherham.gov.uk

Telephone - 01709 254138 or 01709 254809

Alternatively, you can call in Carers Corner 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday:

Rain Building
Eastwood Lane
Rotherham
S65 1EQ



 
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