The big changes to Covid testing that will impact EVERY Australian explained – as ScoMo makes the move towards rapid antigen testing
Australians will no longer have to wait several days before receiving Covid test results as testing centres switch from PCR tests to rapid antigen tests.
The change from PRC to rapid antigen tests (RATs) will take effective in coming weeks in an effort to return results faster and alleviate pressure on facilities.
RAT tests can tell a person whether they are positive or negative to Covid within 10 to 20 minutes.
The current surge in cases and tests have seen testing facilities under immense pressure as some people waited up to six days before receiving their result.
RATs will be handed out at testing centres to be done at home and people will only need to undergo a PCR test if they return a positive result on a RAT test.
More to come.