Rapid antigen test available locally

RAPID antigen tests that can be used at home to check if you have COVID-19 are now available at locations throughout Glasshouse Country.

Amcal Chemist at Beerwah Marketplace is stocking Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved nasal swab and saliva tests that come in packs of two and five.

The saliva test involves spitting into a tube or sucking on a swab. The nasal swab test involves swabbing each nostril.

Rapid antigen tests are safe for use in children.

Children aged 12-17 years can undertake the test themselves but must do so with parental or guardian supervision to ensure they are following the steps correctly.

Children under 12 years will need a parent or guardian to perform the test on them.

Always follow the instructions and watch the linked videos in your rapid antigen test kit carefully on how to do your test.

Issy Rees with the COVID test kits and pharmacist Gaye Mitchell (background)