Sick notes

1. Personally affected isolating for seven days.  Patients should self-certify for the first seven days as normal if they are unfit to work. You do not need to contact your GP.

2. Personally affected - remaining unwell for over seven days. If patients remain unwell and unfit to work over seven days, advice is to visit www.111.nhs.uk and complete an online self-assessment. The patient may be asked to call 111 for further advice on the next steps regarding their illness/ fitness to work. You do not need to contact your GP.

3. Household member affected isolating for fourteen days as per government advice

4. At risk group following government advice. GPs cannot be and are not the gatekeeper of the statutory sick pay system. Employers are responsible for putting in place arrangements for home/remote working where this is possible. Where it is not, the employee may self-certify and return to work following the relevant absence which their employer may authorise as per government advice. Where patients do become unwell during or after this time, point 1 and 2 applies. You do not need to contact your GP.




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