Published on Feb 21, 2022
Rapid antigen test collection point for close contacts to a positive COVID-19 case will be opening in Victor Harbor from today.
“We have listened to the community voice asking for a RATest collection site in Victor Harbor. “
“We have delivered exactly that! “ said Hon. David Basham MP.
From today you can register on-line to collect your kits from the new RAT collection point at 42 Armstrong Road, Victor Harbor.
Victor Harbor and surrounds, fortunately, have a very low COVID case occurrence of under 1%. The PCR testing site, currently at the Gospel Centre, has been testing residents efficiently so a RATest collection point was not urgent.
The new Drive through site will be open from 8am – 6pm, set up on vacant land next to the Encounter Centre, and supported with traffic management crew.
Tests will be distributed from booths manned by Surf Lifesaving Club volunteers.
Please remember to register on line for your kit IF you are a close contact with no symptoms. PCR Testing is still required if you have symptoms.
This is another option for close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases, showing no symptoms.
If you are showing symptoms - please book in for a PCR test at a testing site.
If you would like to self check - please purchase your RAT kit from a pharmacy or supermarket
If you have a government concession card - please collect your free RAT kit allocation from participating Pharmacies.
If you are unable to register on line for a RAT kit but are a close contact with no symptoms, attend the RAT collection site and explain your situation, or contact the Finniss Electoral office.
Reporting the results need to be done on line also but if you have issues please call 1800 253 787 and they can assist with reporting over the phone.
When should I use a rapid antigen test?
If you are a close contact<https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/> and have no COVID-19 symptoms, you can access rapid antigen tests to complete your required tests. You will be provided a pack of rapid antigen tests and must test on day 1, 3, 5 and 7 (alternative days) of your quarantine period.
You can also purchase and use rapid antigen tests:
* before entering a high risk setting, e.g. healthcare or aged care
* before going out where there may be crowds
* before going to work, especially if it is a critical worksite
* to provide reassurance if you have no symptoms but are feeling anxious or worried.
Reporting your result:
If you test positive using a rapid antigen test, you must report your result within 24 hours. You must report your positive result if you get your test through a designated RAT Collection Point, from a retail outlet or through any other means.
Report your result using this online form<https://forms.sa.gov.au/#/form/61d8bc18ad9c585180ab5454>.
If you don't have a mobile phone with internet access, you can report your result by calling the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787<tel:1800%20253%20787>.
You can also report negative and invalid test results using the online form<https://forms.sa.gov.au/#/form/61d8bc18ad9c585180ab5454> to help provide a full picture of rates of COVID-19 testing in the state.