Rapid Antigen Tests Available mid December

rapid antigen testing

Businesses can now purchase rapid antigen tests from authorised suppliers (Roche, Abbott, Pantonic, EBOS). MBIE’s five-week rapid antigen trial ended this week as 29 large firms administered over 23,000 tests, developing how to identify which individuals took which tests, maintain privacy and dispose of test kits.

The trial showed that more shallow nasal tests and the ability to self-administer were preferred features and that all participants were happy with the outcomes. From 15 December rapid antigen tests will be able to be purchased from local distributors.