Call to extend coronavirus hotspot support for GPs

Both NSW and Victoria are no longer deemed hotspots after reaching 80% double vaccination

GPs will be left in an “unfair” position unless the Federal Government extends hotspot declarations for areas where there is sustained COVID-19 transmission, the AMA says. 

Dr Omar Khorshid.

The declaration of a hotspot allows GPs to receive extra government support such as PPE from the national stockpile and greater access to MBS telehealth items.  

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