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Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced).


Tystysgrifau salwch


Nid oes angen tystysgrif salwch meddyg am unrhyw salwch sy’n para saith diwrnod neu lai. Fodd bynnag, efallai y bydd eich cyflogwr yn gofyn i chi lenwi ffurflen hunan-ardystio (SC2)
sydd ar gael gan eich cyflogwr neu ar y wefan CThEM.

Tystiolaeth eich bod yn sal

Os ydych yn sal am fwy na saith diwrnod, gall eich cyflogwr ofyn i chi roi rhyw fath o dystiolaeth feddygol i gefnogi talu SSP (tal salwch statudol) iddynt. Lle eich cyflogwr yw penderfynu a ydych yn analluog i weithio. Mae tystysgrif feddygol, a elwir bellach yn “Datganiad Ffit i Weithio” (gweler isod) gan eich meddygyn / dystiolaeth gref eich bod yn sal ac fel rheol yn cael ei dderbyn, oni bai bod tystiolaeth i brofi fel arall. Gallech hefyd ddarparu tystiolaeth gan rywun nad yw’n ymarfer meddygol, e.e. deintydd.

Bydd eich cyflogwr yn penderfynu a yw’r dystiolaeth hon yn dderbyniol. Os oes gan eich cyflogwr unrhyw amheuon, efallai y byddant yn dal i ofyn am dystysgrif feddygol gan eich
meddyg teulu.


Datganiad Ffit i Weithio – ‘Nodyn Ffit’

Cafodd y nodyn ffitrwydd ei gyflwyno ar 6 Ebrill 2010. Gyda chymorth eich cyflogwr, bydd y nodyn yn eich helpu i ddychwelyd i’r gwaith yn gynt trwy ddarparu mwy o wybodaeth am
effeithiau eich salwch neu anaf.

Am ragor o wybodaeth gweler y wefan DirectGov (lle bo’r wybodaeth hon yn ffynhonnell).

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