Online isolation notes now available
The government has launched new online isolation notes for employees to provide to their employer as evidence they have been advised to self-isolate due to coronavirus. This could be because they themselves have symptoms or because they live with someone who does.
For the first seven days off work, employees can self-certify but after that employers may ask for evidence of sickness absence. Isolation notes can be used to provide this evidence. The notes can be obtained without contacting a doctor by answering some questions online. The isolation note will then be emailed to the employee.
Anyone that doesn’t have an email address can have the note sent to a trusted family member or friend, or directly to their employer. The service can also be used to generate an isolation note on behalf of someone else.
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