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Self-Isolation for 14 Days before Elective Admission
Posted on 31 Jul 2020
The Practice have been receiving requests from patients for Med3’s (sicknotes) or letters for their employers, when the patient has been notified that they (or a member of the household) need to self-isolate for 14 days prior to elective Admission to hospital.
The LMC (local Medical council) advise that unless the patient is ill a MED3 should NOT be issued.
We therefore advise:
- The Admission letter from the hospital should be sufficient evidence for an employer.
- Click this link NHS 111 to self-declare and apply for a self-isolation note. You should answer yes to the question: “Have you been told to self-isolate by an NHS service or a healthcare professional?” and tick the box that says “I have been told to self-isolate by a test and trace service” you will be able to get a self-isolation note sent to you.
- Print this template letter and give a copy for your employers.