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Spend Your Christmas With Crisis!

From the 25-26th at 10:00am until 5:30pm of December Crisis UK are hosting two fun filled days packed with 'Festive Cheer' and Christmas activities. Everything is completely free of charge and open to the homeless, vulnerably housed and isolated people which are 16 and over! Transport and delicious food are also provided. If you would like to find out more or arrange transport please contact the centre on 0191 222 0622, email them on, Christmas.newcastle@crisis.org.uk or just turn up on the days at Crisis Skylight Newcastle, 1-3 City Road, NE1 2AF. Merry Christmas to everyone!

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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