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Important Information about Fit Note Requests (Med3) Posted on 19 Mar 2020

Dear Patient

RE: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and requests for fit notes (Med3)

If you have requested a sick note from your GP in relation to being off work. By law, medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness. For any period of illness less than 7 days you can self- certify.

In light of the emerging COVID-19 crisis it is likely a vast amount of people will be self-isolating in accordance with advice provided by the Government and Public Health. In these cases, your GP will not be able to issue you a sick note. We expect your employer to be sympathetic towards the circumstances.

General Practice is under a lot of pressure and needs to prioritise the healthcare needs of patients who are acutely unwell. We hope that you understand the current situation and sorry for any inconvenience.

Kind Regards

 

Waterloo Medical Centre 

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