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Maintenance of accreditation
In March 2020, the Commission announced that the accreditation status of health service organisations under the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation Scheme and the National General Practice Accreditation Scheme would be maintained during the response phase of the COVID‑19 pandemic. These arrangements were put in place to comply with social distancing requirements, and to support health service organisations in maximising their capacity to respond to the emerging COVID‑19 pandemic. These arrangements are being monitored; changes are anticipated in the recovery phase of the pandemic.