From this Thursday 20 January 2022, you will be able to collect Rapid Antigen Tests from Osborne House on Victoria Road in Osborne.
The distribution of RATs for close contacts across metropolitan and regional South Australia is a significant logistical task. The South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM) are working with partner agencies to coordinate the rollout. This includes local Councils, the LGA, SAPOL, SES, the Red Cross, Surf Life Saving Australia and Disaster Relief Australia.
The regional LGAs where pick-up locations will be based, and the dates these sites will commence, are:
- Port Adelaide Enfield (Osborne House, Open Thursday 20/1)
- Charles Sturt (TBC Open Saturday 22/1)
- Salisbury (TBC)
- Onkaparinga (Open Monday 24/1)
- Playford (TBC)- Berri/Barmera (Old Glossop High School)
- Pt Augusta (Central Oval, 10 Augusta Terrace)
- Murray Bridge (Showgrounds)
- Mt Gambier (Vansittart Park, Commerical St, Open Thursday 20/1)
- Naracoorte (Showgrounds Smith St, Open 22/1)
- Mount Barker (TBC)
The State Government will continue to establish additional RAT distribution sites at other regional locations across the state, and South Australians in these areas have received, or will very soon receive, adequate supplies of RAT tests to reduce waiting times at PCR testing sites.
The State Government also has undertaken a requisition process and has a regular supply of RAT tests entering South Australia that will allow members of the community to continue to take advantage of this testing approach and keep their friends, family and workmates safe.
If you don’t have immediate access to a RAT test and you are a close contact, or of course have symptoms, please continue to use the numerous PCR testing sites across the state.For questions please contact the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787. This phoneline offers local information and advice on general COVID-19 information for South Australians including on self-quarantine requirements and can assist with the facilitation of emergency accommodation for those required to self-quarantine but unable to do so at home.