With measures such as social distancing and self isolation being put in place there are many more patients demanding fit notes/ Med3s. The current Government guidance for employers and businesses on coronavirus (covid-19) reiterates that medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness. It adds that after 7 days, employers may use their discretion around the need for medical evidence if an employee is staying at home.
We have upload a letter to our website and ask patients requiring a medical certificate for work relating to covid-19 to download a copy and give it to their employer.
Patients can now get an isolation note online. Please click link and follow instructions: https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note