Self-Isolation for 14 Days before Elective Admission

We have been receiving requests from patients for Med 3s or letters for their employers, when a patient has been notified that they (or a member of the household) need to self-isolate for 14 days prior to elective admission to hospital. Although this is not related to your care within our surgery, but care at hospital, we have the following information to help you if you are finding issues with your employer accepting your absense:

  • The admission letter from the hospital should be sufficient evidence for an employer.
  • If they are still insistent, then you should go to NHS 111 to self-declare and apply for a self-isolation note (just answer yes to the question: “Have you been told to self-isolate by an NHS service or a healthcare professional?” and then tick the box that says “I have been told to self-isolate by a test and trace service” they will be able to get a self-isolation note sent out)
  • However, if your employer still refuses to accept these legitimate letters we have devised this letter below for you to print or email to them.

Request for isolation letter