Do these changes affect both the workers compensation and motor accident schemes?

Yes. The COVID-19 Legislative Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 was passed by NSW Parliament on Tuesday 24 March 2020. This included creating Regulation and Guideline making powers to provide a degree of flexibility for certification of an injured person’s ability to work.

The Workers Compensation Regulation 2016 and Motor Accident Guidelines were re-gazetted Friday 17 April 2020, permitting appropriately qualified treating physiotherapists and treating psychologists, as well as medical practitioners to issue a subsequent certificate of fitness.