Coronavirus update for practitioners

Information about the Novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV) is fluid and regularly updated. MIPS advises practitioners to check state and federal health department websites for regular updates and instructions for health practitioners.

If you are unsure how to handle a matter concerning the Coroniavirus, you can contact MIPS for clinico-legal advice and support on 1800 06 113.

The Australian federal Government Department of Health and other peak bodies are posting updates concerning the virus online.

Managing the risk

The Novel Coronavirus Information Sheet for Primary and Community Health Workers contains advice on how to protect yourself.You can also obtain posters from RACGP to display in your practice: Patient Alert Infectious Diseases.

Can I go to work if I have travelled to China recently?

You must check the latest advice. See the Information for Health Care and Residential Care Workers from Department of Health.

State and territory updates and resources

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