NSW residents who test positive on a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) are now required to register with Service NSW or face penalties.  RAT retailers are being urged to place posters informing customers of the need to register their positive results.

 Changes Recap

 The NSW Government has changed COVID-19 testing procedures and most people can now use a rapid antigen test to confirm if they are positive for COVID-19.

 From 12 January, anyone who receives a positive rapid antigen test is required to register with Service NSW upon receipt of their result.

 Registering positive results is mandatory and helps NSW Health assess individual risk of serious illness from COVID-19 and provide the best healthcare support and advice.

 If residents are unable to register a positive result online they are being urged to call the Service NSW call centre on 13 77 88.

 Resources for Businesses

 To support businesses in sharing information about rapid antigen tests and what to do if it returns a positive result, the NSW Government has developed a poster to download and display at the point of sale – https://newsletter.customerservice.nsw.gov.au/link/id/zzzz61de76b6a8580280Pzzzz6168c4550b026197/page.html

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Elisha Radwanowski BCom(HRM&IR