Instead of ending on Thursday it will now end on 31 January 2019

The My Health Record opt-out date has been shifted from the 15 November 2018 to 31 January 2019, according to Shadow Health Minister Catherine King.

“Good news: The Morrison Government has just been dragged kicking and screaming into accepting an extension to the My Health Record opt-out period,” she announced on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

“This will give Parliament enough time to pass further protections.”

The date change comes after a Senate vote today, following reports of people having trouble opting out of My Health Record due to the website crashing.

A few hours later Health Minister Greg Hunt confirmed on Twitter that the opt-out date has been extended to 31 January 2019.

“Today the Government worked with the Senate crossbench to extend the opt-out period for My Health Record,” said Minister Hunt.

“The opt-out period will be extended until January 31, 2019, however, it’s important to note that people can opt-out at any time.”

The date change is yet to be updated on the My Health Record page.