Other Information

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

What to do in the event of the death of a family member

The Scottish Government has produced a helpful leaflet, which is available from the surgery, or via the weblink http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2003/08/17011/21438


The Government and NHS are well prepared ti deal with this virus.

You can help too.

Germs can live on some surfaces for hours.

To protect youself and others:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.
  • Bin the tissue and, kill the germs, wash your hands with soap and water, or use a hand sanitiser gel.

This is the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus.

If you have arrived back from China or specified countries within the last 14 days, follow the returning traveller advice.

Check the list of countries and find out more at nhsinform.scot

If you have a cough, or fever, or shortness of breath and have been to any of these places in the last 14 days:

China                             Republic of Korea                    Singapore

Thailand                         Hong Kong                             Malaysia

Japan                             Taiwan                                   Macau

Stay indoors and phone your GP or NHS 24 (111) for advice

If you have been to Wuhan, or Hubei Provence, China in the last 14 days...

Stay indoors and call the helpline on 0800 028 2816 even if you do not have symptoms.

Visit NHSInform.scot for more information


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