Due to recent guidance in relation to minimising the spread of Coronavirus we will be changing the way our appointment system operates.
We are now consulting via telephone. This will help us prevent the further spread of Coronavirus, limiting the impact on the community and our most vulnerable patients. If the clinicians feels you need to be assessed face to face, arrangements will be made to do so.
If you are required to self-isolate you do not require a fit-note. The practice will be unable to provide a fit note for your self-isolation but:
For the first seven calendar days you can get self-certificate (found on the government web site if you google “self-certificate.gov” and download the “Employee’s statement of sickness (SC2)”, which you can complete to give to your employer.
Further information is available here:
Get an Isolation Note:
Letter to Employer Download
If you need medical certification from absence of work related to the Covid-19 pandemic please download this letter:
LETTER TO EMPLOYER
Corona Virus: the Government advises that you should
Self-Isolate at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
1. a high temperature
2. a new, continuous cough
If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. This will only put more people at risk.
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.
You DO NOT need to contact 111 to tell them them your’re staying at home. Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.
You shoud only see the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
1. you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home.
2. your condition gets worse
3. your symptoms do not get better after 7 days.
If you require more guidance please visit:
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands
- Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Information remains subject to regular change and updates.