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31 Mar

NEW POWERS FOR PHARMACISTS DISPENSING MEDICINE

NSW pharmacists now have extra powers enabling them to dispense medicines without a prescription and can now stay open 24/7, as the State fights COVID-19.

Minister for Health and Medical Research Brad Hazzard said a special authority has been granted to community pharmacists to assist people who can’t access their GP.

“This new authority comes at a crucial time for NSW, when we are looking at keeping our entire medical ecosystem free of red tape,” Mr Hazzard said.

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27 Mar

BILLIONS IN TAX RELIEF FOR BUSINESS, $1 BILLION FUND FOR JOBS, AND HELP FOR THE VULNERABLE

The NSW Government today released the second stage of its economic package aimed at keeping people in jobs, helping businesses and supporting our most vulnerable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Key elements of the NSW COVID-19 stage two package include:

Keeping people in jobs and helping businesses stay afloat

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26 Mar

NSW Government Hires More Staff and Launches 24 hour COVID-19 Hotline

 

NSW workers and businesses are now able to access a range of advice and support on non-health related COVID-19 enquiries via the Service NSW contact centre 13 77 88.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the hotline will be available 24/7 and Service NSW will recruit 1000 workers to fill a mixture of full-time, part-time and casual roles. 

“This is the greatest health challenge we have endured in living memory and it is impacting households and businesses across the State,” Ms Berejiklian said.

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