Modern-day work culture demands certain discipline within its employees. One of the prime aspects of this work culture is taking a day off or apply for a leave.

While sick leave applications mount up every month within organizations especially this year, it’s important to know how exactly to write an application for sick leave.

In this blog, we shall discuss how to write an application for sick leave & also provide a few samplers for the same.

What is an application for sick leave?

As the name clearly suggests, an application for sick leave is a written request given by an employee to its employer asking for a leave due to health issues for a certain duration of time.

Having said that, professionals need to know exactly what to include in an application for sick leave.

What to include in an application for sick leave?

Here are the things that should be kept in mind while writing a sick leave application.

1. Health issue

While you write an application for sick leave, briefly mention the health issue faced, the current status of your health & the medical consultation details.

Make sure it’s short & brief.

2. Duration of leave

Be clear & specific about the duration of your absence from work. Also, provide a realistic deadline for when you would be able to join back your office.

3. Delegation of work

Ensure that your work doesn’t suffer while you are on leave. Keep your manager updated about your delegation of work to your colleagues (if any) to ensure a smooth flow of work.

Application for sick leave samples

Here are a few samples which you can refer to next time when you write a sick leave application.

Sample 1

Respected Sir/Mam

I write this application while I am down with a high fever since yesterday. I am currently on medication & have been advised complete rest for X days.

Therefore, I request you to grant me a leave of X days.

I have also asked {colleagues’ name} to look after the project we have been working on currently.

Kindly feel free to reach out in case I am required.

Regards,
{Your name}

Sample 2

Respected Sir/Mam

I write this application to request a leave for X days. I am down with the flu & am not in a state to come to work.

The doctor has prescribed medicines & advised bed rest for X days.

Since we are in the middle of X project, I have delegated my work to {Colleague’s name}. He/she shall be looking after my work till I resume office.

However, I shall be available over calls & mails for anything important which may come up.

Would request you to kindly grant me leave for X days.

Regards,
{Employees name}

Sample 3 (Covid 19 leave application)

Respected Sir/Mam

Unfortunately, I have developed symptoms of Covid 19 flu & thus have undergone a mandatory test.

Doctors have advised me to go into self-isolation till my reports are out.

Since my health condition doesn’t permit me to work, I request you to grant me a leave for X days.

I hope my reports turn out to be negative, however, incase the reports show otherwise I might have to extend my leave duration.

To ensure the work does not suffer, I have requested {Colleague’s name} to handle my work till the time I resume office.

I shall also be available on call or mails in case of anything important comes up.

I hope you would understand my health situation right now & grant me leave for X days.

Regards,
{Employees name}

Due to the global pandemic, this year most of the people have suffered health-wise or someone they know has suffered.

It’s important to ensure health & work go hand in hand.Thus applying for sick leave has become all the more important.

We hope that this blog shall help you by providing the right ways to write an application for sick leave in the best way possible.

However, we also hope you might not need to write sick leaves that more often.

Stay healthy, Stay safe!

Best of luck!

Career Advice