Rapid antigen test (RAT) screening of aged care staff entering a residential or aged care facility during times of local COVID-19 community transmission allows essential care and resident support to continue uninterrupted.
Antigen tests provide the following benefits:
Respond Global was selected by the Australian Government to lead the implementation of rapid antigen testing in aged care facilities in Greater Sydney, during the mass outbreak in August 2021. Respond Global provided facilities with training and protocols in using the tests.
The program extended on the trial conducted at Whiddon in Glenfield, also led by Respond Global, the outcome of which gave aged care workers more confidence to go to work knowing that they’re not putting others at risk. Our support included providing testing protocols, training staff in their use, and virtual walkthroughs to set up testing stations.
Refer to our COVID-19 Support to the Aged Care Industry infosheet for more information, submit an equiry, or call us on (07) 5343 1940 to discuss your requirements in more detail.