When the impact of coronavirus had brought society to a standstill, governments and industries have had to quickly adapt and implement procedures in areas once thought too hard, too risky or not necessary.
Three of the biggest changes or adaptations can be found in the areas of education, jobs and health.
Universities and schools have been challenged to deliver education while removing face to face.
While not ideal for students under the age of 18, it was achievable short term.
Students in regional areas, particularly mature-age students who are looking to re-skill, have been crying out for greater access to online learning via universities. COVID-19 has forced many universities to invest in this education delivery.
Working from home was a requirement for the majority of businesses. For some employers, this was the first time allowing staff to work from home.
Previously the idea was often dismissed due to accountability concerns. But now, as workplaces return to a new form of normal, work from home options are being discussed with staff as future arrangements.
This flexibility will be a benefit for employers as it would foster continued loyalty.
And it's no surprise that the health industry had to react instantly and on a large scale.
The simple act of not entering a public space with flu symptoms is something that should have been fostered years ago. But it's the acceptance and implementation of telehealth appointments that has been a real game-changer.
The process has needed reform and the latest update for GPs to have an existing relationship with a patient is a great improvement to ensure patient safety.
It has never made sense to have people with flu symptoms, most likely infectious, sitting in waiting rooms to see a doctor to be told to just rest all because they needed a medical certificate.
Or to sit and wait for a two-minute appointment so a prescription can be reissued. Efficiency and affordability is the key to improving our health system.
Fingers crossed these measures will continue long after coronavirus is only mentioned in the history books.
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