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Under NHS guidance all appointments will now be by phone. Your GP or Nurse will call you around the time of your appointment and manage all they can over the phone. Please DO NOT come to the surgery unless they ask you to.  Thank you.  

  • Bristol City Council – #wearebristol coronavirus hotline

 

0800 694 0184 – Monday – Friday 8.30 – 17.00

 

Bristol City Council have set up - The We Are Bristol support phone number – 0117 352 3011 – went live yesterday, and will offer support to residents across the city.

 

Call handlers will be available initially during office hours (8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday) to provide support for people with a wide range of needs, including obtaining food supplies, other essential items and medication. They can also help arrange follow-up support with different organisations.

 

Sickness Certificates

Get an isolation note

Use this service if you have to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer.

Before using this service, make sure you have checked the coronavirus advice on the NHS website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

Sickness CertificatesIf you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)

 
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