Get a fit note
You only need a doctor’s note 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.
If you require an initial sick note you may need to make an appointment with a GP but subsequent notes can be arranged over the telephone. Please tell the receptionist the dates which need to be covered and ensure that you allow ample time for the GP to call you to discuss your condition.