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Launch of the new “Sicky” application to give sick leavers easier access to a medical certificate

New app makes it easier than ever to get a doctor’s certificate for a day off – without even having to leave home

  • Sicky is a new application that allows sick workers to obtain a medical certificate online
  • This means those who need a certificate will no longer need to see their GP
  • Users will be connected to a pharmacist through the app who will assess them

A new app has simplified sick leave for sick workers who need a medical certificate from their GP.

The app, codenamed ‘Sicky’, allows con artists in Sydney who need time off from work to easily receive a sick note through the app after an online medical assessment from a pharmacist.

It comes as a wave of cold and flu cases hit the country in the winter season as flu and pain medications fly off supermarket shelves.

Sicky is a new pharmacist-run app that has provided an easier way for rogue Sydney residents to get medical clearance

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

“The last thing we want is for sick people to have to go to work and share what they may have with others,” Sicky founder Avinsah Vazirani told 9News.

Those wishing to obtain a certificate must download the app to their phone, open it and request either a sick leave certificate or a carer leave certificate.

Sicky then puts the user in virtual communication with a pharmacist who carries out an assessment of his state of health.

If the pharmacist believes that the person is sick, he can immediately issue a certificate to the user’s phone.

Sicky founder Avinsah Vazirani (pictured) described the easy way to access and use his app in an interview with 9News

Sicky founder Avinsah Vazirani (pictured) described the easy way to access and use his app in an interview with 9News

Sick Sydney residents should download the application, open it and select the certificate they want.  They will be assessed by a pharmacist who will issue the certificate

Sick Sydney residents should download the application, open it and select the certificate they want. They will be assessed by a pharmacist who will issue the certificate

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

Mr Vazirani said medical evaluations are thorough, so those who deliberately try to “throw a sick person” are unlikely to receive a certificate.

Of all the cases assessed by Sicky, Mr. Vazirani revealed that around 10% are rejected.

Pharmacists can already issue medical certificates in person under employment law, but more seriously ill patients who cannot be assessed will need to see a doctor.

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