Sickness whilst on AL



The Force has recently agreed to amend the policy around what happens if you are sick whilst on AL.

Previously, if you were off for a period of less than 7 days and therefore self-certified, the Force required you to obtain a doctor’s note. This often resulted in a charge to the officer while some GPs refused to issue a certificate as there was no legal requirement to do so.

The Force no longer requires a doctor’s certificate if you wish to reclaim annual leave during a period off work of less than 7 days.


Please remember that you cannot reclaim TOIL or Free days. If you know that you will be off work during a period you have booked as TOIL please notify Duties before the TOIL day and they can cancel the TOIL and place it back on your balance.

Further information on annual leave entitlements, click HERE.