Updated: 4.00pm Thursday 5th May 2022
Updated: 7.00pm Friday 7th January 2022
Testing requirements are in place for COVID-19.
If you test positive on a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), you are now required by law to report your positive result to the Department of Health.
Report by visiting www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/report or calling 1800 675 398. For translations, call the hotline number and press O.
You are also required to immediately isolate for 7 days and notify people you have been in contact with.
Reporting your positive RAT result helps us understand how many cases of COVID-19 there are in Victoria.
It also gives you the ability to be supported and receive care through the COVID Positive Pathways program as you isolate and recover - and gives you access to apply for financial support to isolate.
Your information will remain private. It is the same information that would be obtained if you test positive on a PCR test.
Also please be advised that EWHS is unable to supply Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits, so we ask that you avoid calling the Health Service to request these. We acknowledge that the testing system is resulting in difficulty accessing testing at times. PCR testing will also reach capacity at times of peak demand.
We appreciate your understanding and patience.
EWHS sites will continue to offer testing by calling the site to arrange a time:
> Birchip Campus: 5477 7100