Information about entitlement to sick pay, is set out in the appropriate terms and conditions of employment and full information on sickness absence may be found in the Sickness Absence Guidelines. In addition, further information is available on Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

Managers may find it helpful to refer to the Sickness Absence Management – Short Guide for Managers and will find appropriate templates for managing the early stages of short term sickness issues in the Sickness Absence Appendices. The Return to Work Interview Form provides a template to record discussions following an employee's return to work.

All employees absent from work due to sickness are required to provide either a Personal Sickness Certificate, or, for absences lasting for more than seven days, a doctor's statement.