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Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home. However, PLEASE NOTE they can provide sick lines if necessary following the 7 day self certification period.

Read our advice about staying at home. (Ctrl + click to follow this link)

Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Use the 111 coronavirus service (Ctrl + click on this link to follow this online service)

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online

FLU IS CIRCULATING IN NORTHERN IRELAND. If you are aged 65 and over or fall in to one of the priority groups PLEASE ensure you are vaccinated.

We are a ZERO Tolerance Practice. This means we will NOT tolerate any threatening or aggressive behaviour or language towards any of our staff or patients. Unfortunately you will be removed from our practice list without further discussion and will have to find another practice.

DNA'S -(Did Not Attends) Please remember to cancel your appointment if it no longer suits so that we can give it to someone else. Unfortunately failure to attend repeatedly will result in removal from our list.

 

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

Sickness CertificatesIf 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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