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Fitnote End date. Confused. When does it end?

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PavlovtheCat Fri 31-Jan-14 09:46:45

My GP has given me a fit note stating I am unfit for work from 28/01/2013 - 4/02/2014. I have already had two weeks off, which started on a Tuesday, and this is my third, and hopefully final week before I am ready to return. The GP considered what date to do it for, then pondered a few minutes and said 'i think it would be better if you don't do a full week on your first week back' and wrote it out. So I guessed he decided Tuesday, rather than returning on Monday.

But, the 4th is a Tuesday so if that date is included does that mean I return to work on 4th or 5th?

Do you even know what I mean? grin

EnlightenedOwl Fri 31-Jan-14 10:17:36

I would say 5th so you would do a three day week but check.

PavlovtheCat Fri 31-Jan-14 10:22:03

That's what I am thinking. And my previous recollections of medical cetificates, which usually say start on the monday, the date it is up to is the friday. Which includes the friday so i return on the monday. Otherwise it would say the Monday as the date it ends if that is the day to return?

It also fits with what the doctor said. I will call the doctors surgery to confirm. I just need to tell my employers what day to expect me back to work and get the date right.

Hopasholic Fri 31-Jan-14 10:22:57

You are unfit up to and including the 4th so back to work on the 5th. That's how I would understand it.

flowery Fri 31-Jan-14 10:23:49

Yes if you are unfit until the 4th, you are fit from the 5th.

PavlovtheCat Fri 31-Jan-14 10:26:00

ok, good. I just needed to check as I don't want to tell my employers I intend to work on wednesday and then find I was meant to be back on Tuesday.

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