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21/09/2020 - FLU VACCINATIONS -

As with previous years we are planning a staged delivery of the vaccination programme, commencing with our elderly and vulnerable patients.

If you are aged 65 years and over, please book an appointment for your flu jab over the telephone - Next Clinic is Saturday 26th September 2020 Or Saturday 3rd October 2020.

Please regularly refer back to this website for updates.

Updates are Changing Daily - Covid-19

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Face Mask - If you cannot wear a face mask because of a disability or health problem, please click on link

https://mcusercontent.com/df71a60feb4a99d5d9813fc39/files/f77268b2-4a56-4de0-9aa1-b1f71a9f6166/Mask_Exemption_Cards.pdf

 

Help control the virus

To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:

  • wash hands - keep washing your hands regularly
  • cover face - wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • make space - stay at least a metre away from people not in your household

If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

Use the 111 coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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).

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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