Important Rapid Antigen Testing Information

Following a meeting of the National Cabinet on Wednesday, 5 January 2022, the Australian Government has announced that up to 10 free Rapid Antigen Tests over three months (a maximum of 5 in a month) will be made available free through pharmacies to people holding the following cards:

  • Pension Concession Card
  • Commonwealth Seniors Health Care Card
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold, White or Orange Card
  • Health Care Card
  • Low Income Health Card

These free tests will become available at most pharmacies within the next two weeks.

The statement from National Cabinet advises that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or close contact with a confirmed positive case should attend a state clinic for free testing, rather than seek a free test from a pharmacy.

A copy of the full announcement from the National Cabinet is attached for your reference.!AsJrbWz3FfN9gRPP4hQtAJ40ufv7?e=URRYHF

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