Rapid Antigen Testing in the Aged Care Industry

5 min read
July 16th, 2021
Respond Global

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:

  • Early detection of those who are most infectious before they show symptoms.
  • Accurate results in 10 minutes.
  • Test onsite, no need to send swabs to a laboratory and await results.
  • Real-time risk management puts you in control.
  • Cost-effective and easy to use by health providers onsite.
  • Ideal for testing of high-risk staff through surveillance programs.

Respond Global is currently assisting a number of organisations, including Whiddon in Sydney, to implement antigen testing programs, which includes 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 or call us on (07) 5343 1940 to discuss your requirements in more detail.

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