‘It’s a nightmare’: GPs inundated with requests for COVID-19 clearances

Brisbane GP Dr Nelum Dharmapriya says her busy practice is being clogged with patients requesting medical sign-off to attend work, school and day care
Lydia Hales
Dr Nelum Dharmapriya
Dr Nelum Dharmapriya.

Doctors are calling for clearer advice from public health officials after being swamped with requests for COVID-19 clearance certificates to give to employers, schools and day care providers.

GP Dr Nelum Dharmapriya said her six-doctor practice in Brisbane, Queensland, had been “absolutely inundated” with calls.