COVID-19: More doctors to be tested under expanded criteria

The Federal Government has broadened the definition of suspected COVID-19 to include doctors with any flu-like symptoms

Doctors and other healthcare workers should be tested for coronavirus if they develop a cough or any other flu-like symptoms, under expanded national guidelines.


The Federal Government on Thursday broadened the criteria for suspected COVID-19 to include anyone with symptoms in a designated high-risk setting, such as a prison or aged care home.

And any patient with history of fever or acute respiratory illness will be eligible for testing if they are in a suburb or town deemed by public health