Isolation notes provide patients with evidence for their employers that they have been advised to self-isolate due to coronavirus, either because they have symptoms or they live with someone who has symptoms, and so cannot work.
As isolation notes can be obtained without contacting a doctor this will prevent people needing to leave their homes.
The notes can be accessed through the NHS website and NHS 111 online.
After answering a few questions, an isolation note will be emailed to the user.
If they don’t have an email address, they can have the note sent to a trusted family member or friend, or directly to their employer.
The service can also be used to generate an isolation note on behalf of someone else.
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