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COVID-19 Information

People in England who have had a full course of the COVID-19 vaccine can demonstrate their COVID-19 vaccination status for international travel.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad

Please note that inline with other surgeries we do not provide mask exemption certificates or certificates of vaccination.  

It would also help us greatly if you postponed ringing the surgery to enquire as to when you will receive your vaccination, you will be contacted either by letter or phone advising you when to attend as soon as we possibly can. 

Please note that the practice does not hold these vaccines on site as these are being given centrally.

You will be notified by post, text or phone call.  Please ensure that our surgery number is added a trusted number if you have a call screening service.

Please click on this link for more information

Our telephone lines are open as normal for all queries and we are still seeing patients subject to them being triaged first.  Patients who just turn up at the surgery will not be seen.

We are taking 10 times the number of phone calls than normal and our staff are trying to answer the phones as quickly as possible.

Pre Vaccine Questionnairre.. Please complete this and bring to the clinic with you. If you are unable to print this off there will be some at the clinics.

Pre Vaccination Questionnaire

For patients that have a chronic illness that affects their immune system, or on medication that affects their immune system please read the letter below by clicking on the link.

Patients with Immune Deficiency

LOCAL SERVICES

Churches Support Network - Help with shopping, prescriptions, dog-walking & befriending.  01584 819792   

Here 2 Help - Worcestershire based service offering service for vulnerable self-isolating people. 01905 768053  www.worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help  

Age UK - Tenbury Branch available by phone Monday & Tuesday 07494 762138 or Malvern head office Monday-Friday 01684 560666.

Library - eBooks & eAudiobooks available  www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory_record/31/tenbury_wells_library

Food Bank / Food Share - FREE food & basics given out at Tenbury Church, Cross St. Wednesdays 10.30am & Thursdays 9am. 01584 819849/07456 651795   

The Talbot - Essential package available (Bread, milk, meat, veg & eggs) COLLECT ONLY 01584 781941

Mr Thoms - FREE delivery service for orders £10+ bread, cakes, pies etc. 01584 819328

The Barn Fruit & Veg (Moodys) - Orders can be emailed for collection only (No telephone or delivery available) barnfarmshop@protonmail.com

Co-op - Priority shopping times for Elderly & Vulnerable people (Daily 9.30-10.30). Orders also taken via phone (delivery available) 01584 810256.

Tesco - Priority shopping times for Elderly & Vulnerable people (Friday, Monday & Wednesday 9-10am).

The Peacock - Hot meals menu (Thurs-Sat evenings and Sunday Roast) COLLECT ONLY 01584 810506

Fountain Inn - Hot meals for takeaway COLLECT ONLY 01584 810701

NATIONAL

Silverline - 55+ FREE phone line offering friendship, help & support. 0800 470 8090

 

November 2020

Dear Patient,

Re: COVID-19 and Requests for Med3 (Fit Notes/Sick notes)

In the majority of cases, you do not need to ask your GP for a Fit Note or ‘Sick note’ for periods of absence due to COVID-19 Coronavirus.

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

 

This is taken directly from the national guidance in relation to COVID-19 only.

 

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/

 

Employers may require fit notes for non-COVID-19 health conditions.  NHS England has asked that employers exercise discretion in asking for medical evidence to support periods of sickness absence at this time.

 

Guidance on Specific Circumstances

 

Overleaf is a breakdown of potential requests for fit notes, advice, and outcomes. You might find it helpful to give this letter to your employer to help them to determine the right course of action for you.

 

 

Issue

Advice

Outcome

1. You have symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19 and must self-isolate for at least 10 days
N. B – You will usually need to self-isolate for 14 days if:

  • someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive
  • someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive
  • you have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace

Seek clinical guidance

111.nhs.uk/covid-19


Follow advice

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/


www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/how-long-to-self-isolate/

 

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

You do not need to provide a ‘fit note’ to your employer. 

 

Use isolation note

111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

2. Someone you live with has symptoms of COVID-19 or has tested positive and must self-isolate for 14 days.

Seek clinical guidance

111.nhs.uk/covid-19


Follow advice

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/how-long-to-self-isolate/

 

You do not need to provide a ‘fit note’ to your employer. 

 

Use isolation note

111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

3. Someone in your support bubble has symptoms of COVID-19 or has tested positive.

Must follow advice and self-isolate for 14 days if both guidance criteria apply.

 

 

Seek clinical guidance:

111.nhs.uk/covid-19


Follow advice

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/how-long-to-self-isolate/

You do not need to provide a ‘fit note’ to your employer. 

 

Use isolation note

111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

4. You have been contacted by NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 App and must self-isolate for 14 days.

Seek clinical guidance:

111.nhs.uk/covid-19


Follow advice:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/how-long-to-self-isolate/

 

You do not need to provide a ‘fit note’ to your employer. 

 

Use isolation note

111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

5. You have symptoms/have tested positive for COVID-19 and continue to be unwell with COVID-19 symptoms after the 14-day isolation period.

Seek clinical guidance:

111.nhs.uk/covid-19


Follow advice:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/how-long-to-self-isolate/

You do not need to prove a ‘fit note’ to your employer. 

 

Request extension to isolation note or further isolation note

111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

6. You have previously tested positive for COVID-19.

You have isolated and no longer have symptoms of COVID-19 but remain unwell and feel you are unfit to work. 

Seek clinical guidance:

 

www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/caring-carers-and-long-term-conditions/when-do-i-need-a-fit-note/

 

In the first instance, liaise with your employer to determine whether a fit note is required. If so, contact your GP for a ‘fit note’. Employers may require fit notes for non-COVID-19 health conditions if you are unfit for work.

If you have been in hospital, a hospital doctor can give you a fit note, as well as a certificate that you have been an inpatient.

7. You are “high-risk” from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)

 

 

Follow guidance:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/advice-for-people-at-high-risk/

 

www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

You should receive a letter from the UK government to provide to your employer.

 

You do not need to prove a ‘fit note’ to your employer. 

8. You live with someone who is identified as “high risk” from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)

 

Follow guidance:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/people-at-higher-risk/advice-for-people-at-high-risk/

 

www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

You do not need to prove a ‘fit note’ to your employer. 

 

 

Further information is available here:

 

                                                                                   



 
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