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Fit Notes Posted on 20 Mar 2020


Adapted from Government Website dated 18th March 2020.  Click here for further updates




Employers - What you need to know



    • businesses and workplaces should encourage their employees to work at home, wherever possible


    • if someone becomes unwell in the workplace with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature, they should be sent home and advised to follow the advice to stay at home


    • employees should be reminded to wash their hands for 20 seconds more frequently and catch coughs and sneezes in tissues


    • frequently clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are touched regularly, using your standard cleaning products


    • employees will need your support to adhere to the recommendation to stay at home to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) to others


    • those who follow advice to stay at home will be eligible for statutory sick pay (SSP) from the first day of their absence from work


    • Medical certification is not required for self isolation.


    • employees from defined vulnerable groups should be strongly advised and supported to stay at home and work from there if possible



Employers - What we will do




  • Dedridge Medical Group  is committed to the best possible care for our patients and your team members

  • For us to achieve this, we will NOT be providing Fit Notes for your staff on self isolation periods as this is not a requirement

  • We are sympathetic towards your issues as an employer – we employ people too – but as per Government Guidelines, we ask that you support your staff and ours, as we work hard towards giving the best possible care to our patients.




    You can get a self isolation note from the NHSinform website 


    Thank you for your understanding.



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