Aussies needing a sick day because of illness no longer have to visit the doctor to get a note for their boss

  • Sicky is a new app that allows sick workers to get a medical certificate online
  • It means those who require a certificate will no longer need to visit their GP 
  • Users will be connected to a pharmacist through the app who will assess them 

A new app has made sick leave simpler for ill workers needing a medical certificate from their GP.

The app, named ‘Sicky’, makes it easy for crook Sydneysiders requiring time off work to receive a sick note through the app after an online medical assessment from a pharmacist.

It comes as a surge of cold and flu cases grips the country during the winter season as flu and pain medication flies off supermarket shelves.

Sicky is a new app run by pharmacists that has provided a simpler way for crook Sydney residents to obtain a medical certificate 

The app, which is run by pharmacists, can provide certificates to Sydney residents over the phone for a variety of illnesses including cold, flu, gut issues and Covid.  

‘The last thing we want is sick people having to go to work and spreading what they may have to others,’ Sicky founder Avinsah Vazirani told 9News. 

Those wanting to obtain a certificate need to download the app onto their phone, open it and apply for either a Sick Leave Certificate or Carers Leave Certificate. 

Sicky then puts the user through to a virtual call with a pharmacist who conducts an assessment of their medical condition. 

If the pharmacist deems the person to be sick, they can immediately issue a certificate to the user’s phone.

Sicky founder Avinsah Vazirani (pictured) broke down the simple way to access and use his application in an interview with 9News

Sicky founder Avinsah Vazirani (pictured) broke down the simple way to access and use his application in an interview with 9News

Sick Sydney residents need to download the app, open it and select which certificate they want. They will be assessed by a pharmacist who will issue the certificate

Sick Sydney residents need to download the app, open it and select which certificate they want. They will be assessed by a pharmacist who will issue the certificate 

The certificate can be easily downloaded onto the user’s phone. It can be saved as a document, attached to an email or printed off.

Mr Vazirani said medical assessments are thorough so those deliberately trying to ‘chuck a sickie’ will likely not receive a certificate. 

Out of all the cases assessed through Sicky, Mr Vazirani revealed about 10% are rejected. 

Pharmacists can already issue medical certificates in person under workplace law but more seriously ill patients that can’t be assessed will need to visit a doctor. 

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