Murray Bridge named in new Rapid Antigen Collection areas list

Murray Bridge has been named in new Rapid Antigen Collection areas list. Photo: File.
Murray Bridge has been named in new Rapid Antigen Collection areas list. Photo: File.

Murray Bridge has been announced as a part of the new Rapid Antigen Collection areas for regional and metro areas in South Australia.

South Australians living in regional and outer metro areas will now have access to a Rapid Antigen Testing collection site, with eight new LGA's pick-up locations.

This comes a day after the supersite in Adelaide's south parklands opened, which has already seen 10,000 bookings and lines moving as quickly as 15 minutes for those wanting access to free home testing kits.

LGA's where pick-up locations will be based:

  • 1. Mt Gambier
  • 2. Pt Augusta
  • 3. Charles Sturt
  • 4. Berri/Barmera
  • 5. Murray Bridge
  • 6. Port Adelaide Enfield
  • 7. Charles Sturt
  • 8. Onkaparinga

The exact location of the new collection sites and when they will become operational will be announced in coming days, but South Australians should expect them to be up and running within the next ten days.

Planning is also underway for even more LGA's and sites to be stood up over the coming fortnight.

Premier Steven Marshall said that using RAT to test close contacts is the next step in our plan to tackle the Omicron outbreak and ensuring everyone in the state has access to these home test collection sites is vital.

"Providing greater and easier access to RATs is an important step as we enter the next stage of our response," Premier Marshall said.

"Offering two free RATs for people who are considered close contacts, will allow us to increase the number of tests taken so we can get a clearer picture of how many COVID positive people are in the community.

"I ask all South Australians to work with us as we make this pivot in our testing regime, it's a big change so it will take some time to get used to.

"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 over 80 PCR testing sites we have across the state."

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