This section contains information about what to do if you are a healthcare worker and have symptoms, contact with a suspect/confirmed case or require a test before you can return to work or receive a positive test.
What are COVID-19 symptoms?
Information on COVID-19 symptoms is available here. If you experience symptoms, you should remain away from the workplace and get a COVID-19 test.
Where can I get a COVID-19 test?
To find your closest COVID-19 testing clinic including opening hours click here.
Rapid antigen self-testing - as of 31 August 22
There is no longer a requirement for staff to undertake RAT surveillance. Contractors, students, volunteers etc also no longer need to routinely undertake a RAT before coming onsite.
With the reduced risk of COVID in the community staff no longer need to regularly test, but RATs should still be made available so staff have them if they are symptomatic or are concerned after being at a major event or gathering.
If you are using a RAT, follow the instructions in the kit and read our FAQs here.
RAT should be done PRIOR to attending work and are not to be done onsite including in staff areas, blue spaces or bathrooms.
For further assistance, view this 'how to' video.
Recommendation to order Innoscreen Rapid Antigen Tests
Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM) no longer has supply of the Abbots RATs which have been used previously for patients.
The recommendation is to now use Innoscreen RATs (Oracle Code 19049827) for both staff and patients. Please place orders through Oracle as usual – please note while there is a cost assigned in Oracle for these RATs, once processed internally (added to cart) this comes up as nil cost. Nil cost is incurred by CALHN ordering the Innoscreens.
If you have any questions, please contact Procurement and Supply Chain Management on 8425 9200.
Mandatory reporting of a positive Rapid Antigen Test
It is mandatory to report a positive Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) result to SA Health using the online form.
Should you receive a positive RAT, you will still need to inform your line manager as well as complete this form.
What do I do if I'm a confirmed positive COVID case?
Information for staff who are a close contact of a confirmed case is available here.