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Dene Drive Primary Care Centre"Hot" Clinic - you may have read in the local papers/social medial that Dene Drive is being the "hot/red" clinic for Winsford. If you think you may have symptoms of Covid-19 please firstly ring NHS111 and they will advise you what to do next.  Please do NOT attend Dene Drive Primary Care Centre unless you have had a conversation with NHS111 first - after an initial conversation they may advise you to ring Swanlow for further care - we will have a record from NHS111 for all the patients who are advised to do this, so please do not try to circumnavigate the system.  The process is that you will ring NHS111, they will pass you over to Swanlow, a GP from Swanlow will speak with you and if they believe you need to be seen in the "hot" clinic they will pass your details onto the clinic.  A GP from that clinic will then ring you to discuss what the process is for attending the Covid "hot" clinic.  

Sickness Certificates

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

If 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).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

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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