RACP joins dozens of doctors in push for schools to stay open

Royal Australasian College of Physicians says a prompt start to the term 'vital' for children's wellbeing
Professor John Wilson.

The country’s largest medical college has joined a growing group of doctors urging Australia’s governments to open schools on time, warning of “detrimental” effects on children if face-to-face learning is delayed. 

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) has called for a national approach to the issue, pleading for school closures to be used as a last resort even in the face of surging infections from the Omicron wave.