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Flu vaccinations - support us to support you!

If you are eligible for a free flu vaccination we will be inviting you in for you vaccine in a slightly different way this year.  Because some of you will be higher risk than others we will be prioritising who we see when.  Please wait for either an email, text, letter or phone call from us to book in.

Organising the flu clinics is very costly and we have already bought and paid for a vaccination for you if you are eligible.  We would really appreciate it if you supported us and have  your vaccine done with us; we are in a safe controlled environment with all the necessary PPE, social distancing rules and we have immediate access to your medical records should the need arise.

We do NOT ask any other organisations e.g.supermarket, chemists to do the flu vaccine on our behalf as this takes funding away from us.  We have doctors, nurses, reception and admin staff all prepared to come in during weekends so we can offer you a first class service and ensure you are safe to the best of our ability.

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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