COVID-19 Advice for Employers & Employees
Proof of coronavirus absence from work
People unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus (COVID-19) can obtain an isolation note through a new online service. For more information, refer to the link Isolation notes launched. Isolation notes can be obtained without contacting a doctor; this will reduce the pressure on GP surgeries and prevent people needing to leave their homes.
For the first seven days off work, employees can self-certify so they don’t need any evidence for their employer. After that, employers may ask for evidence of sickness absence. Where this is related to having symptoms of coronavirus or living with someone who has symptoms, the isolation note can be used to provide evidence of the advice to self-isolate.
HMRC Coronavirus Helpline 0800 015 9559
HMRC Self-Assessment Payment Helpline 0300 200 3822