Registering a positive Rapid Antigen Test with Queensland Health

The Queensland Government are calling on the public to report their positive Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) through an online registration form on Queensland Health.

With more people beginning to use RATs to check if they are likely to have COVID-19, the State Government are accepting a positive result without the need for a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test.

Important: Logan MP Linus Power encourages the community to report their positive RAT results to Queensland Health. Picture: Supplied.

Important: Logan MP Linus Power encourages the community to report their positive RAT results to Queensland Health. Picture: Supplied.

Logan MP, Linus Power, said that it's important for people to register their positive RAT results as Queensland moves into the next phase of the pandemic.

"Queenslanders have done everything we've asked them to so far, and it's important they keep doing that," he said.

The Government states that a person must get a RAT if they have COVID-19 symptoms, find out that they are a close contact or need a negative test to leave home quarantine (e.g. as a close contact or overseas traveller).

If a person experiences any of these situations, but is unable to access a RAT, they are advised to go and receive a PCR test.

The Government also states a person should get a RAT if they are not close contact, but have been around someone with COVID-19 and want to check if they now have COVID-19, it is recommended by their GP or a healthcare worker, required by their employer or they want to quickly check if they have COVID-19 (e.g. before visiting someone).

If a person returns a positive RAT result they are advised to report the positive result to Queensland Health, which they can do by visitng: www.qld.gov.au/rat-positive/rapid-antigen-test-registration.

They Government also notes that people who have also had a positive PCR test do not need to fill in the form.

They also ask that only people who have had a positive RAT result within the last 14 days complete the form and that the form must be completed for each person that tests positive in a household (including dependants).

Anyone who tests positive on a RAT are also asked to isolate and follow the correct procedures laid out by the Queensland Government.

The first steps for a person to take if they test positive are to immediately isolate for seven days, tell their household contacts to isolate and get tested if they have symptoms, tell their social, work and education contacts to get tested if they have symptoms, get the things they need delivered, like food and medication, and to look after themselves, focusing on their health and to get help if they need it.

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