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By Optometry Australia

The Victorian, NSW and ACT Governments have announced they are moving to shut down non-essential services. We expect more states and territories may make similar announcements shortly.

At this point it is not fully clear what services are considered essential. We expect that initially optometry will not be able to operate, and advise practices in Victoria, NSW and ACT to prepare to shutdown from Tuesday.

We are seeking clarity from Government contacts and will be advocating for approaches to enable patients to access emergency eye care and services that cannot be delayed.

We are pleased to see further economic relief measures announced.

The Optometry Australia team has been preparing to support you in the event of a shutdown, and further announcements from us will follow.

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