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Coronavirus: Sense of smell and taste 'improve for most'
03 Jul 2020 00:03
A study of patients in Italy suggests the symptoms improve with time for most people.
Leicester coronavirus outbreak timeline: Who knew what, and when?
03 Jul 2020 00:47
By piecing together statements and claims, we have created a chronology of events.
Coronavirus: Almost 20,000 died in care homes
03 Jul 2020 15:25
The figures from the ONS are the first to reveal the full toll of the epidemic in care homes.
Coronavirus: Many wait over 24 hours for test results
02 Jul 2020 15:30
But data for regional drive-thru centres and mobile units in England show significant progress made.
Public not asked for addresses for weeks during virus tests
03 Jul 2020 12:30
The data in England was missing for weeks, leading to concerns about the local spread of the virus.
Coronavirus: Sniffer dogs trial going 'very well'
03 Jul 2020 01:11
The bio-detection dogs are already trained to detect odours of cancers, malaria and Parkinson's disease.
During the first week of illness, sickness absence from work should be covered by a self-certification note. These will be available from your employer.
A doctor will only provide a sick note if the sickness period is over seven calendar days (ie including Saturdays and Sundays) and the patient has consulted the doctor.
A doctor cannot provide a retrospective sick note. (The only time this can occur is if an individual doctor who is being asked to issue a certificate has seen the patient whilst sick.)
Emergency appointments should not be used for requests for sick notes.
If patients attend a hospital and are advised by a doctor not to work, then the hospital doctor should provide a sick note. Please request a sick note at the hospital if this is not the case.