The Shefford Health Centre

01462 818620

Fit to work certificates

No certificate is required for the first three days of any absence due to illness.

If you are absent for between 4 and 7 days due to illness, your employer may ask you to complete a self certificate form SC2; they can supply this to you or you can download from

If your illness results in absence of 8 or more days, you should arrange an appoinment with a Doctor and request a sickness certificate. These are free of charge. The Practice Nurses cannot issue sickness certificates.