NSW doctors to lose automatic COVID-19 workers' comp

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet says the exemption is no longer required as the state opens up

Doctors and other health workers will need to prove they contracted COVID-19 on the job to claim workers' compensation under proposed legal changes in NSW.

Dominic Perrottet
Dominic Perrottet.

Until now, essential workers, including doctors and GP staff, have been presumed to have been infected while on duty when making a workers’ compensation claim for COVID-19.

But NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet says