In light of the increasing infection rates of COVID-19 in the Victorian community, Western Victoria PHN (WVPHN) has decided to cancel most upcoming events, workshops and seminars within the western Victoria region until further notice as a precautionary measure to avoid possible spread of the disease within our health provider community.
This decision follows advice from infectious disease specialists and current government health advice.
The cancellation includes the GP Refresher 2020 which was due to be held in Geelong this weekend, 14 and 15 March.
The decision acknowledges the essential role health practitioners have at the frontline of primary care and in containing COVID-19. It is important we do not, in any way, potentially compromise the health of our service providers by cross-infection via an event.
The decision to cancel is consistent with those being taken by other organisations in the health sector in relation to similar events.
WVPHN is in the process of directly contacting anyone who has registered for events and we will review the situation at the end of March.
Thank you for your understanding.