Rapid Antigen Testing for Businesses
As COVID restrictions ease and businesses look to re-open, Rapid Antigen Testing is an important tool in any COVID-safety plan by offering a simple, onsite solution for COVID-19 screening for asymptomatic cases. Whilst polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing remains the gold-standard, results can often take days. Rapid Antigen Tests can provide a quick, on-site screening tool with results in minutes.
Rapid Antigen Testing can be helpful in a range of different settings, clinical and non-clinical, including construction sites, educational institutions, fixed and temporary community-based sites, aged care residential facilities and commercial businesses such as food production sites. We provide you with the peace of mind and confidence to provide a safe workplace for your employees and customers as we navigate a post-lockdown environment.
It is a regulatory requirement that businesses must either employ or engage the services of a health practitioner, who will be responsible for controlling the risks to workers, student safety and welfare that may arise while providing a testing service.
Sove CPAP Clinic is a leading provider of Respiratory, Sleep and Cardiology services and products. We have a clinical team of medical specialists in the fields of Respiratory, Sleep and Cardiology that provide oversight and supervision for businesses looking to implement Rapid Antigen Testing. Speak to us today about how we can help your business with testing solutions.
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Who can conduct a Rapid Antigen Test?
RApid Antigen Testing must be used by relevant practitioners, or persons under their supervision, who are trained in the correct use of the goods and the interpretation of the test results. A health practitioner includes a person who, under a law of a State or internal Territory, is registered or licensed to practice in any of the following health professions:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice
- dental (not including the professions of dental therapist, dental hygienist, dental prosthetist or oral health therapist)
- medical radiation practice
- occupational therapy
For the purposes of the supply and use of Rapid Antigen Tests, paramedics are also included.
What happens if your Rapid Antigen Test is positive?
Anyone who receives a positive COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test result should be referred immediately for a PCR COVID-19 test, and isolate until they receive their results. It should be noted though that negative test results do not exclude infection with COVID-19 (so masks, social distancing and good hygiene practice must be maintained).
Does my business still need to maintain COVID-safe practices if Rapid Antigen Testing is implemented?
Rapid Antigen Testing is one of the tools to screen COVID-19. It does not replace COVID-safe practices including mask-wearing, hand hygiene and social distancing rules.
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