Request Work From Home For One Day [Email Templates]

work from home request email for one day

Sometimes, you’ll need to work from home for just one day. Maybe you aren’t feeling well or you have an important package arriving or there could be many other reasons to work from home.

Here are three email request templates to work from home for one day. Click one of the links below to jump to the template that fits your situation:

Working from home for one day (no reason stated)

Subject: Working from Home Today

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I wanted to let you know that I will be working from home today, [date]. 

I am equipped to complete all of my tasks remotely and will be available during usual working hours.

If there’s anything you need or if a situation arises that requires my immediate attention, please feel free to reach out to me via [preferred communication method].

Thank you for your understanding.


[Your name]

Work from home for a medical appointment

Subject: Work from Home Request for Medical Appointment

Hi [Boss’s first name],

I hope you’re well. I have a [medical/dental] appointment scheduled for [date], and it requires me to be out for part of the day. To manage this efficiently without impacting my work, I’m requesting to work from home for the day.

I’ve blocked off my calendar during the appointment time so I won’t have any meeting conflicts.

Thank you for considering my request. Please let me know if you need any further information.

Best regards,

[Your name]


Email request to work from home while sick

Subject: Request to Work from Home Due to Illness

Hi [Boss’s first name],

Unfortunately, I started feeling sick yesterday and it’s the same this morning. 

It’s nothing too bad, just a [mention symptoms, e.g., fever, cough, etc.]. To err on the side of caution, I am requesting to work from home for [today or the next few days].

I do plan to manage my current tasks and responsibilities from home.

Thank you for your understanding and support during this time. Please let me know if there are any concerns or additional information I should provide.

Best regards,

[Your name]


(See Also: This is part of our sub-category of email requests due to illness.)


Email Requests To Work From Home

These email templates are part of our series on ways to request work from home. If you’d like to see some other options (and edit them in Google Docs or Microsoft Word), you can download all 18 templates for free.

Work from home email request

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