Do I need a sick note?

From Friday 20th March onwards, those who have COVID-19 or are advised to self isolate will be able to obtain an isolation note by visiting NHS 111 online and completing an online form rather than visiting a doctor.

For COVID-19 cases this replaces the usual need to provide a fit note after seven days of sickness absence. Isolation notes will also be accepted by Jobcentre Plus as evidence of your inability to attend.