Latest Covid advice from SIRA in NSW

Latest Covid advice from SIRA in NSW

August 13, 2021

Medico-legal examinations during COVID-19

In response to the current COVID-19 restrictions, SIRA has updated the guidance for medico-legal examinations.

When scheduling a medico-legal examination, the insurer/referrer must consider whether attendance at an appointment is permitted by the public health orders in force at the time.

The current restrictions mean that:

  • no face-to-face medico-legal examinations are to proceed in the Greater Sydney region, including for any person whose place of residence or usual place of work is in Greater Sydney
  • where a face-to-face medico-legal examination is able to be arranged, (ie not within the Greater Sydney region), the injured person will be required to wear a fitted face covering at all times.


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