Sickness Certificates are issued after 7 days of self-certification. The self-certicates should be provided by your employer. To enable a doctor to issue a certificate you must have been seen by the doctor for the illness you are away from work sick.
Sickness certificates can only be given if you have seen a doctor or spoken to a doctor for that complaint. For repeat sickness certificates for longstanding illnesses you must have been seen by the doctor signing the certificate within the last month.
Private certificates can be issued after 7 days of self-certification for which a fee is payable. Fees chargeable will be displayed at the reception desk.