Thousands of GP staff in isolation amid new COVID-19 surge: RACGP

Practices are once again fighting to remain open

Resurgent COVID-19 infections are decimating the GP workforce, with the RACGP warning that up to a fifth of practice staff could be in isolation.

Dr John Deery
Dr John Deery.

Dr John Deery said his three practices had struggled with staffing since January but the past few weeks had been the toughest so far.  

"Because COVID-19 cases went bananas, 10% of our GPs were in isolation.