Update on RACS training and exams 

We understand that the issue of training and exams being postponed due to COVID-19 is a substantial cause for concern for many of you. We have had numerous meetings and extensive discussions around training, selection and exams this week. We look forward to providing you with a detailed update next week.

RACS COVID-19 reviews

We have published guidelines regarding the use of personal protection equipment (PDF 1.18MB) in the context of COVID-19.

We have updated our Surgery triage: responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic (PDF 692.41KB)rapid review report with information on New Zealand.

Letter from the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons (NZAPS)

NZAPS President, Jonathan Wheeler, shared this letter about elective surgery (PDF 144.85KB) to all NZAPS members.

Australian government’s COVIDSafe app

The Australian government designed the COVIDSafe app to keep all Australians safe by being able to quickly contact people who may have unknowingly been in close contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.

The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges supported the use of COVIDSafe and considering it has merit in enabling swift contact tracing, it was also discussed at a recent RACS Extraordinary Council meeting.

Once identified, people who may have been exposed to the virus can be given advice about the steps to take for their own health and to protect their family, friends and community from possible infection.

Read dedicatedCOVIDSafe helpadvice.

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