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COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests available at Customer Service centres

Council is supporting the Department of Health’s Community COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Program by distributing tests to vulnerable members of our community.

All vulnerable Victorians within our community can now pick up Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) from our Realm and Croydon Customer Service centres or as part of their participation in our services and programs.

Eligibility

The following community members are eligible for free RATs:

  • People aged 70 years or older
  • People with disability*, immunocompromised people (self-declared) or their carer
  • Concession card holders:
    • Victorian Seniors card
    • Pensioner Concession card
    • Commonwealth Senior Health Care card
    • Health Care card
    • Low Income Health Care card
    • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold, White or Orange cards
  • NDIS participants
  • Disability support pensioners
  • People with a disability who receive a Transport Accident Commission benefit.

RATs are also available for community members who receive or participate in existing Council services or may face barriers accessing tests. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Maternal and Child Health care
  • In-Home Aged care
  • Immunisation
  • In-Home Disability Support services
  • Community Health Care
  • Meals on Wheels

You should take a Rapid Antigen Test:

  • if you have symptoms of COVID-19 infection, no matter how mild
  • if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID-19
  • before visiting people at risk of serious illness or attending a hospital or other health care setting. This is because COVID-19 can spread before you have symptoms. You can help protect others by checking you are negative before leaving home.

Keep up to date

For the latest COVID-19 information see:

COVID case/contact

If you test positive for COVID-19 or are a contact of someone who has, the COVID Checklists provide all the steps you need to know.

For information on where to get tested, call the 24-hour Coronavirus Hotline at 1800 675 398 or visit the Get a COVID-19 test | Coronavirus Victoria.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

The Victorian Government is encouraging everyone who is eligible for a COVID vaccine to get vaccinated.  For more information on eligibility criteria and to book a vaccination visit:

COVID-19 vaccination clinic - Maroondah

EACH - Ringwood Respiratory Clinic - Walk Through
46 Warrandyte Road, Ringwood
Ph: 1300 219 449 
Monday to Friday - 8am to 4pm

    Government links

    You can stay informed and learn more about the virus via the following official government channels:

    Federal

    State

    07/04/2020
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