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For the first seven days of illness or inability to work, you should complete a self certification form which is available  from your employer or on the HMRC website.

After this period, a medical certificate will be required from your doctor.

Following a hospital admission the hospital should supply you with a sickness certificate.

For further information see Directgov.

RE: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and requests for fit notes (Med3)


We ask that all patients do not request a sick note from your GP in relation to being off work.

By law, medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness. For any period of illness less than 7 days you can self- certify, your employer will supply a form for you to complete this.

In light of the emerging COVID-19 crisis it is likely a vast amount of people will be self-isolating in accordance with advice provided by the Government and Public Health. In these cases, we will not be able to issue you a sick note. We expect your employer to be sympathetic towards the circumstances.
General Practice is under a lot of pressure and needs to prioritise the healthcare needs of patients who are acutely unwell.

We can go directly to www.gov.uk to confirm any additional queries, please do not contact the practice.

We thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

If you need help with self isolation note please follow the link below: 

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

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