Nelson Marlborough Health general manager Strategy Primary and Community Cathy O’Malley says in Phase Three of the Omicron response, rapid antigen tests (RATs) are now the main diagnostic tool.
“Registering your results is a crucial step to ensure quick access to healthcare pathways or welfare options. RATs make it easier and quicker than ever to get a result, and you can take the test home to complete. This will help reduce long queues at testing stations.
“For those without access to digital or mobile phone options, there’s also the option of a supervised RATs test at Community Based Assessment Centres (CBACs) where people will help you load your results.