GP staff set to be offered exemption to close-contact rules

An announcement is expected today, as GP leaders hold crisis talks with Greg Hunt about the 'untenable' pressure facing practices

GPs and practice staff who are deemed close contacts of COVID-19 cases will be allowed to continue working under changes being considered today by National Cabinet. 

Greg Hunt
Greg Hunt.

The proposal comes amid concerns about practices being crippled as a result of staff being forced into isolation.

With national active cases reaching 696,000 yesterday, GP leaders have also held a crisis meeting with Minister for Health Greg Hunt