16 March 2020
CORONAVIRUS (COVID – 19) UPDATE Effective Immediately NO TESTING FOR GPs
LATEST UPDATES ON TESTING
Testing in Metropolitan Perth is ONLY to be done at COVID clinics or on hospital inpatients that strictly meet the Department of Health guidelines for testing; GPs in Perth Metro area are NOT to test for COVID-19. Tests ordered by metropolitan GPs will not be processed.
In country areas testing can only be undertaken by hospitals, health centres and remote health clinics operated by the WA Country Health Service, Silver Chain, Aboriginal Medical Services or RFDS.
LATEST UPDATES ON FITNESS TO WORK REQUESTS
Employee requests for fitness to work certification
It has come to our attention that employers may be requesting employees or General Practice to provide evidence of staff fitness to return to work.
There is currently no legislation regarding certification for fitness to work for employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can find out more about workplace entitlements and obligations on the Fair Work Ombudsman Coronavirus webpage.