Self certification for first 7 days
E3 – Self certification for first 7 days
Doctors do not give certificates of incapacity for work for absences of 7 calendar days or less.
Once the sick absence exceeds 7 calendar days, medical evidence in the form of a doctor's certificate must be produced.
E4 – Doctor medical certificate
If a doctor is consulted within the first 7 days of incapacity and is satisfied that the civil servant will be unable to work for longer than 7 days, the doctor may issue a medical certificate which covers only the forward period in which case the civil servant must complete a self-certificate for the first 7 days.