July 7, 2022

Depending on circumstances, RAT Testing of children might be conducted by parents, ECEC staff or childhood educator.

Public Health advises in their fact sheet – Best Practice Early Childhood under the heading ‘Public Health recommendations for people with symptoms‘ – If a positive test result is obtained, Public Health should be notified immediately.

Services should not be concerned about overlaps in reporting as Public Health is prepared to receive multiple notifications from various sources.

Public Health has a process to streamline multiple notifications (whether registered by schools, parents and education and care services) and determine if they are part of the same outbreak.