There is a new temporary system in place that will enable people, who are advised to self-isolate, to obtain an isolation note via NHS 111 online or the NHS website.

It is for employees who need evidence to cover a period of absence due to coronavirus and to avoid patients visiting their GP practice unnecessarily for a note.

Employees can self-certify for 7 days, but beyond that, if they have been advised to self-isolate or share a household with someone who is symptomatic …and self-isolating, they may be asked by their employer to provide evidence. The isolation note is evidence to be given to an employer.

Visit gov.uk for full details.

Please also visit our main Coronavirus information page.