Sickness Absence Reporting Procedure

If you cannot attend work due to ill-health you should notify your manager (or a designated person within your Institution) of your absence by telephone as soon as possible on the first day of absence and, normally, before the start of their normal working day. Full details of the sickness absence reporting procedure can be found in the Sickness Absence Policy.

On your return to work you should complete a Self-Certification Form (CHRIS 62) for absences up to seven calendar days. For absences of eight calendar days or more you must provide a Statement of Fitness for Work (or ‘Fit Note’) from a doctor. Further information regarding sickness absence certification can be found in the Sickness Absence Policy.

Sources of Information

Management of Sickness Absence

Sick Pay Entitlement

Support