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A great deal of work will be undertaken to ensure Rapid Antigen Tests are used correctly.
RATs will become available at Auckland testing sites from this morning.
Those who meet the requirements will be offered one, in order to relieve pressure on PCR testing.
Northern Region Health Coordination Centre Operations Director Matt Hannant told Mike Hosking a lot will be done to ensure RATs are used accurately to prevent cases spiralling out of control.
“We’ve got videos, we’ve got sort of handouts, there’ll be people who can give you a bit of information on the site, we’ve also got the option if people aren’t that confident, we can take them down a different pathway and provide them with that PCR.”