Keeping workforces safe and businesses open

Testing has played a big part in the global response to COVID-19, but PCR tests are expensive with slow turnaround times. Rapid antigen testing (RAT) is the solution. With results in 15 minutes and the tests performed at home or onsite, businesses can avoid staff depletion while awaiting PCR test results. Importantly, RATs identify those who are most infectious but showing the least symptoms and are most effective when repeated regularly, ideally twice a week or even daily during periods of high transmission.

The benefits of rapid antigen testing

Respond Global can provide advice regarding the purchase of rapid antigen tests and support for implementing a testing regime in your workplace.

We are currently supporting a number of clients in the aged care, quarantine, cruise and resource sectors, and were awarded the contract by the Australian Government to implement testing protocols and training amongst the aged care sector nationally.

Identify the invisible risk to your business, fast.

  • Early detection of those who are most infectious, before they show symptoms
  • Accurate results in as little as 15 minutes
  • Test onsite, or at home – 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
  • Ideal for testing of high-risk staff through regular surveillance programs.

Respond Global, your COVID-Safe partner

Respond Global has been heavily involved in the COVID-19 response since early 2020, supporting the coordination of the Commonwealth response to the Victorian aged care crisis, managing crew quarantine aboard the Ruby Princess, and supplying antigen tests and screening protocols to the Howard Springs quarantine facility as well as to a number of leading aged care, tourism and resource companies.

Led by Dr Ian Norton, formerly of the WHO, we have experience in responding to some of the world’s largest outbreaks and disasters in very challenging conditions, including the Ebola outbreaks in the DRC and West Africa, and the Diphtheria outbreak in Bangladesh amongst the Rohingya migrant camps.

We are infection prevention and control experts.

Respond Global can support businesses to design and implement rapid antigen testing regimes onsite.

  • Review and supplement existing COVID plans with additional risk control protocols.
  • Provide protocols for implementing a rapid antigen screening regime.
  • Ensure robust staff health screening procedures are in place.
  • Reviewing current design and flow within a workplace including conducting virtual walkthroughs to set up testing stations.
  • Critical incident response and troubleshooting support to senior management when needed.

In addition, we can coordinate mass antigen screening programs for employees and the general public to allow events to continue by reducing risk despite the ongoing threat of COVID-19.

Rapid antigen test (RAT) screening of 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.

Rapid Antigen Testing in Aged Care