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This can be a very difficult time of year at the best of times, please reach out if you are suffering with your mental health there are people to help! Over the Christmas Period when we are closed please be aware of the number below and use it if you are in need.

Mental Health Support

SICK CERTIFICATES

All Med 3 (sick notes) will be text to your phone. You simply click on the link in the text, put some personal details in to verify your identity and then download. You are able to forward on or print for your employer. 

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.

NHS.GOV website will provide you a ISOLATION notice if you are self isolating because of COVID-19.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/online-isolation-notes-launched-providing-proof-of-coronavirus-absence-from-work

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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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'

To Request a Fit Note, you must have:

  1. Seen the GP or had a phone call regarding the health problem that is keeping you off work. 
  2. Have Self Cert for 7 days prior to asking for a Fit Note

Please call or complete and return this form if the criteria is met 

Request Form

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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