RAT, PCR testing changes ahead in Tasmania, but will it ease demand and improve access?

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated January 6 2022 - 4:35am, first published 4:00am
Rapid antigen tests are already free for Tasmanians identified as close contacts in Tasmania, and the way in which their results are used will change in the near future. Picture: Paul Scambler

Tasmanians who test positive to a rapid antigen test will soon no longer need to confirm the result with a PCR test as Public Health works through the detail of a national cabinet decision from Wednesday.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010