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Get an isolation note

Use this service if you need a note for your employer to prove you're self-isolating because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

You do not need to contact your GP.

You can use this service if:

  • you have symptoms of coronavirus or have tested positive
  • you live with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive, and you’re not fully vaccinated
  • you’ve been told to self-isolate by a test and trace service or the NHS COVID-19 app

If you're aged under 18 years and 6 months

You only need to self-isolate if you have symptoms or have tested positive. You do not need to self-isolate if you live with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive.


If you have symptoms of coronavirus, stay at home and get a coronavirus test.

If you need medical advice about your symptoms:

Before you start

Find out about when to self-isolate and what to do.

If you have to stay at home but feel well enough to work, ask your employer if you can work from home. If you can work from home, you will not need an isolation note.

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You can also use this service for someone else.

Employers can check an isolation note is valid by using the Check an isolation note service.

By using this service you are agreeing to our terms of use and privacy policy.