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COVID-19: GP Alert (24 July 2020)

July 24, 2020

Public Health Alert no.15 - Testing for COVID-19

As restrictions ease across Queensland, we need more people to get tested for COVID-19. This will help us find any cases in the community as quickly as possible.

Who should be tested?

  • Anyone with any of the following COVID-19 symptoms, no matter how mild:
    • fever or history of fever
    • sore throat, rhinorrhoea
    • cough, shortness of breath
    • acute fatigue/myalgia/arthralgia
    • loss of smell, loss of taste
  • Anyone who presents to a fever clinic/pop-up clinic requesting a test.
  • People in quarantine, in accordance with current quarantine protocols.

Click here to view the full Public Health Alert

Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) Disaster Planning for Rural and Remote GPs webinar

Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) have designed a paper based template that will assist rural and remote GPs, and their practices, to develop an emergency/disaster plan. RDAA will be launching this Plan on July 30th with a webinar. Lizz Reay will be a guest speaker at this webinar to present a PHN perspective.

The webinar will be a highly interactive session to discuss what a disaster plan looks like, what it means to be part of the statewide disaster response and assist GPs to ensure that their practice is as prepared as much as possible.

For more information, click here.