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College precautions for COVID-19

16 March 2020

The health and safety of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) members, trainees and staff is the College’s priority. Furthermore we realise that a functional College and medical workforce is essential to the wellbeing of the broader community we serve.

In light of the rapidly evolving global COVID-19 pandemic, RANZCOG has made the decision to move to a full working-from-home arrangement for Australian-based office staff, New Zealand-based office staff, and staff across Australia and New Zealand effective close of business today (March 16, 2020). These arrangements will remain in place until further notice.

This decision is NOT due to a case of an individual having a positive COVID-19 test, but rather a proactive measure to mitigate the risk of exposure to staff and ultimately, to reduce the risk to all members, trainees and College staff. This unprecedented circumstance requires decisive action, and it is important that the College remains flexible and ready to adapt.

The College remains operational, but it is important to note that some operations may not be able to be fulfilled remotely. Procedures and safeguards have been put in place.

The College is encouraging all staff to follow the guidance of the Australian Department of Health and New Zealand Ministry of Health on how to protect themselves and limit the spread of COVID-19 in our communities.

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Andre Khoury
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