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FLU CLINICS 2020

The Mullion Health Centre & Constantine Surgery will be having Flu clinics on

Saturday 3rd October 2020 9.00 - 12.00 & 1.00 - 3.30 (closed 12.00pm-1.00pm for lunch/cleaning). 

Saturday 10th October 2020 9.00 - 12.00 & 1.00 - 3.30 (closed 12.00pm-1.00pm for lunch/cleaning).

Ruan Village Hall. Saturday 24th October 9.00 - 12.00

The Lizard reading room Saturday 24th October 1.00 - 4.00

ALL VACCINATIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Clinics are reserved for specific at risk groups patients aged 65 years and older & for patients aged under 65 but at clinical risk.

There is currently no Flu vaccine available for the new cohort of patients aged 50 - 64 with no underlying medical condition, vaccination for this group of patients will not commence until mid November

Flu Clinics will be a different this year, due to COVID-19. Please remember:

  • Do not attend if you are unwell, especially if you have a new continuous cough, a fever or anosmia (loss of taste/smell).
  • Maintain social distancing of 2m as per guidelines for healthcare.
  • Patients of the same household that fit into the same category (over 65 years) can attend and queue together.
  • Wear a mask or face covering, unless you have an exemption.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing.
  • Toilet facilities will be closed, please go before you attend!
  • The car park may be busy, please drive in slowly. If you live locally you may wish to walk, if possible. You may also park in the free public car park nearby.
  • No other services will be offered during the clinics (unless there is a threat to life).
  • There will be further clinics scheduled in due course.

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

Sickness CertificatesIf 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).

It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)

 
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