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Medical expert: New working arrangements for health workers make sense

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Wed, 9 Mar 2022, 8:20am
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Medical expert: New working arrangements for health workers make sense

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 9 Mar 2022, 8:20am

Thumbs up from the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine to the new working arrangements for health staff with Covid.  

After five days of isolation, staff can return to work as long as they return two negative tests and are working in non-Covid-19 areas.  

Those who are working on Covid wards can continue, possibly without a stand-down period, as long as they’re asymptomatic.  

College President John Bonning told Mike Hosking it makes sense.   

“There are a lot of people that are very unwell, very briefly and then they’re really quite well and potentially a little bit frustrated that they can’t go back and help their colleagues.” 

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