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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS


Self-isolation

If you have been given instructions to self-isolate by 111, you MUST follow this advice.

You DO NOT need a GP Medical certificate (MED3) for this (see below). 


Support for those affected/Sick Pay/Medical Certificates

To support people affected by COVID-19, various new measures have been introduced including:

  • eligibility for Statutory Sick Pay from day 1
  • no requirement for a GP MED3 to evidence self-isolation where this has been recommended, and
  • measures for those applying for Universal Credit who have been advised to self-isolate.

Please see here for further information.

We will NOT be able to provide medical certificates in these situations, please direct your employers to this link if there is any doubt.

For a self isolation note please click here https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/


Letters regarding cancellation of travel plans and working from home

We are not able to give advice about working from home (see here) or issue letters supporting cancellation of travel plans (see here).

Please do not call regarding these questions.


Benefits 

For advice on Universal Credit see https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit


 

What can you do to reduce your risk?

DO

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

DON'T

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Visit NHS 111 for more information about how it spreads and how to avoid infection

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.

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