GPs are calling on schools, daycare centres and sporting clubs to stop sending children to their practices to ask for certificates declaring them coronavirus-free, saying it is not possible to categorically rule out infection – even with a blood test. "I can’t write a letter to say you don’t have coronavirus," Royal Australian College of General Practitioner chief executive Harry Nespolon said in an interview. GPs say they cannot issue certificates categorically stating a child does not have the coronavirus. Credit:Getty "There is no way we can rule it out, the blood test is not definitive as it will take at least three to seven days before you have the antibodies." Health Department guidelines are for anyone at risk of infection with the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19, including those who have travelled to China, to self-isolate for a "precautionary" 14-day incubation period. Dr Nespolon, a practicing Sydney GP, […]