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COVID-19 Sicknotes

The Practice have been receiving requests from patients for sick notes, or letters for their employers, when the patient has been notified that they (or a member of the household) need to self-isolate for 14 days prior to elective admission to hospital.

The LMC (Local Medical Council) advise that unless the patient is ill a Sick Note should NOT be issued.

Therefore give the following advice:

You should answer yes to the question: Have you been told to self-isolate by an NHS service or a healthcare professional?

  • Tick the box that says: I have been told to self-isolate by a test and trace service; you will be able to get a self-isolation note sent to you.