1. Personally affected – isolating for seven days. Patients should self-certify for the first seven days as normal if they are unfit to work. You do not need to contact your GP.
2. Personally affected - remaining unwell for over seven days. If patients remain unwell and unfit to work over seven days, advice is to visit www.111.nhs.uk and complete an online self-assessment. The patient may be asked to call 111 for further advice on the next steps regarding their illness/ fitness to work. You do not need to contact your GP.
3. Household member affected – isolating for fourteen days as per government advice
4. At risk group – following government advice. GPs cannot be and are not the gatekeeper of the statutory sick pay system. Employers are responsible for putting in place arrangements for home/remote working where this is possible. Where it is not, the employee may self-certify and return to work following the relevant absence which their employer may authorise as per government advice. Where patients do become unwell during or after this time, point 1 and 2 applies. You do not need to contact your GP.