Frustration for doctors over COVID-19 clearance requests

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JUST NO NEED: Dr Sean Warfe said the issue of people seeking clearance from their GPs to attend work, school or care was clogging up the system. PHOTO: Kieren Tilly

A WANGARATTA medical clinic has urged local employers, schools and child care centres not to require people to provide medical clearances stating they are free of COVID-19.Dr Sean Warfe, from North East Family Medicine, said the issue of people seeking clearance from their GPs to attend work, school or care was clogging up the system.He said many people were being asked to seek such a certificate if they had experienced a mild illness and were heading back to work.


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