From Friday 20 March onwards, those who have COVID-19 or are advised to self-isolate will be able to obtain an “isolation note” by visiting NHS 111 online and completing an online form, rather than visiting a doctor. For COVID-19 cases this replaces the usual need to provide a “fit note” to your employer after seven days of sickness absence. Isolation notes will also be accepted by Jobcentre Plus as evidence of your inability to attend.
If you have to stay at home but feel well enough to work, ask your employer if you can work from home. If you can work from home, you will NOT need an isolation note.
Please DO NOT go to a GP surgery.
Last updated: July 24, 2020