Rapid antigen test (RAT) - positive result registration form

Rapid antigen test (RAT) - positive result registration form

Most of the time, a positive RAT result means you have COVID-19.

You must immediately isolate and report your positive test result so we can contact you via text and help support you.

Note: If you took a PCR test at a testing clinic and received an SMS with a positive result, you do not need to report the positive PCR result to ACT Health.

The laboratory will report it to ACT Health directly.

If a positive RAT result is unexpected (for example you don’t have symptoms, or you haven’t had a known COVID-19 exposure) you may choose to have a PCR test.

If you choose to have a PCR test, you must still isolate and report your positive RAT result to ACT Health.

For more information including what to do after you receive your PCR result see Who may want a PCR test following a positive RAT result?

Reporting your positive RAT or positive PCR taken outside the ACT

Please use this form to:

  • report your positive RAT result, or
  • if you have been informed that a PCR test you undertook outside the ACT is positive for COVID-19 and you intend to complete your isolation in the ACT.

You may complete this form for yourself or on behalf of another person.

If you are unable to complete the form or you need help, please call 02 5124 6500 between 8am and 6pm.

Do I need to get a PCR test to be eligible for specific treatments for COVID-19?

Some specific groups are eligible for specific COVID-19 treatments and may need a PCR to access these.

See Who may want a PCR test following a positive RAT result.

What should I do as a household contact of someone who has tested positive to COVID-19?

See Information for people exposed to COVID-19.

Where can I find further information about having COVID-19?

For further information on isolation, access to medical care and wellbeing support please see people who test positive for COVID-19.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.

Last Updated: September 14 2022