Further support for COVID-19 response
Amendments to the pandemic sub-register will broaden the registration of practitioners.
On 8 September, Ahpra announced the changes to the pandemic response sub register, effectively broadening the registration of practitioners. The change will allow for practitioners in the register to practice in any area that supports the COVID-19 response, rather than previous limitation to just COVID-19 vaccination roll-out.
Practitioners who wish to do so will be able to help with clinical and non-clinical roles directly related to the COVID-19 response, employment and practice as part of a surge workforce or temporary backfill positions due to outbreak management or furloughing of other health workers.
More information can be found on Ahpra website.