Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

As many of our clients are looking for information and resources daily, this page is intended to be a pooled reference resource for those within the Australian healthcare industry. While this page will be updated with as information becomes available, we recommend the Australian Federal Government Department of Health website is checked for the most current and up-to-date information.

This webpage was last updated on Wednesday 12 August 2020 at 15:13 (AEST).

Latest COVID-19 AGPAL articles

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COVID-19 vaccine rollout and meeting the 5th edition

Meeting Strive for 5 and Criterion GP6.1 – Maintaining vaccine potency when storing and administering the COVID-19 vaccination.
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Cleaning your practice’s ‘sneeze screens’

What's required from the RACGP Standards 5th edition to clean your ‘COVID-19 installed’ screens?
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Clinical Risk Management

Clinical risk management plays a significant role in accreditation. What is it and what do AGPAL Surveyors look for during an on-site assessment?
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National updates and advice

State and territory-specific updates and advice