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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PRACTICE PATIENTS.

ADVICE IS AS FOLLOWS

ANY PATIENT WITH ANY COVID 19 SYMPTOMS ARE NOT TO ATTEND THE PRACTICE, PLEASE SEE THE ADVICE BELOW ON WHAT TO DO- (CLICK LINK)

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

PATIENTS ARE ADVISED TO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE IF THEY ARE AGED 60 OR OVER AND ANY PATIENTS WITH 1 OR MORE UNDERLYING CHRONIC DISEASES ARE ALSO ADVICED TO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY. THE PRACTICE WILL UPDATE THIS ADVICE AS SOON AS FURTHER NATIONAL IS SENT TO US.

 

If you've been:

• to Hubei province in China in the last 14 days

• to Iran, areas of northern Italy in lockdown or "special care zone" areas in South Korea since 19 February

• to other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath

• to other parts of northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar since 19 February and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath

• in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus

You should hang up and call 111.

Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call NHS 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

Further information is available on nhs.uk.

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Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced).

 
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