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Covid Invites:  If you are 50+ DOB on or before 31 March 1971 and have not got your 1st covid vac please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

We are currently calling patients in the below groups for their 2nd covid vac, 10 weeks from the first covid vac. Please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

The groups we have already called, in priority order :

1. Patients over 80 (DoB on or before 31 March 1941)

2. Patients over 70 (DoB on or before 31 March 1951) and patients aged 18 to 64 who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable.

3. Adults aged 18 to 64 years in an at-risk group & carers and patients aged 65+ (DoB on or before 31 March 1956)

4. Patients aged 55+ (DoB on or before 31 March 1966)

5. Patients aged 50+ (DOB on or before 31 March 1971)

We are currently calling patients in the above groups for their 2nd covid vac, 10 weeks from the first covid vac. Please contact the surgery to book an appointment.

We know many people are interested in the COVID-19 vaccination and want to assure you that we are working through a priority list set by the Department of Health above.  

 Vaccination is the most important thing you can do to protect your community against serious illnesses.  When enough people get vaccinated, it’s harder for a disease to spread to those who can’t have vaccines.

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

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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