The further escalation of the Marshall Liberal Government’s Omicron response plan will launch within days as Rapid Antigen Test collection sites at metro locations at Port Adelaide, Charles Sturt and Onkaparinga set to open by the end of the week.
As almost half a million more RATs arrive in the state today, the new metro sites will complement the supersite in the South Parklands and a series of other regional locations, including Murray Bridge and Port Augusta which open tomorrow.
Premier Steven Marshall said South Australia would receive 456,000 RATs today, then 256,000 every day until 26 Jan.
A shipment of 3.6 million is then expected in early February ensuring the rollouts of RATs through the collection sites would continue to make the close contact process easier for many South Australians.
“Providing easy access to Rapid Antigen Tests for South Australians who are close contacts is another plank in our strong plan in response to the Omicron variant,” Premier Marshall said.
“These three new metro sites, which complement the South Parklands supersite and our numerous regional sites, will help keep South Australians safe and our economy strong.
“The Omicron variant was a game changer but South Australia’s strong plan is mitigating the health and economic threat while also navigating our State’s inevitable opening up and protecting local jobs during this challenging period.
The RAT collection sites will provide two free RATs for people who are considered close contacts and will allow an increase in the number of tests taken to get a clearer picture of how many COVID positive people are in the community.
If you don’t have immediate access to a RAT test and you are a close contact, or have symptoms, South Australians are advised to use one of the more than 80 PCR testing sites throughout the state.
Riverland collection site – Old Glossop High School
South Parklands Supersite
Port Augusta – Central Oval, 10 Augusta Tce.
Murray Bridge – Murray Bridge Showgrounds
Mount Gambier – Vansittart Park, Commercial St, West Gambier.
Port Adelaide/Enfield LGA
Charles Sturt Council LGA
Naracoorte – Naracoorte Showgrounds, Smith St.
Onkaparinga Council LGA
Playford Council LGA
Mount Barker Council LGA