Doctor’s Sick / Fit Note for more than 7 days
Request for Med3 Certificate due to Covid-19 Self-Isolation
The Government have issued guidance that Med3 certificates are NOT required if you are self-isolating due to Coronavirus (either because of symptoms or if you live with someone who has symptoms and therefore cannot work).
Instead, you can obtain an Isolation note via the NHS 111 online website. The Isolation Note provides the information that your employer requires as evidence of absence from work. But remember, you can still self-certify for the first 7 days of absence.
Here’s how it works:
- Click on the link https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
- Answer the questions
- Record your email address. Your isolation note will be emailed to you. If you don’t have an email you can have the note sent to a trusted friend or family member or directly to your employer.
You can also use the online service to generate a note on behalf of someone else.
If you have been ill for more than 7 days you will need a doctor’s certificate. These certificates are called ‘Fitness To Work’ Certificates.
The doctor may call you or arrange for an appointment.
If you have already been seen by your doctor please collect your certificate from the Practice