Supervised Rapid Antigen Test
You can now get your supervised rapid antigen test at Alive Pharmacy Warehouse!
Supervised Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for travel
A supervised rapid antigen test (RAT) may be required for travelling overseas as part of a countries requirements. You can now get a supervised rapid antigen test at your local Alive Pharmacy Warehouse!
What is a supervised Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)?
A supervised RAT is a self-test performed in the presence of a pharmacist. Following the test, you will receive a certificate confirming:
- Your pharmacist was a witness
- The test took place at a certain time and date
- The result of that test
When would I need a supervised Rapid Antigen Test?
Some countries require travellers to provide a supervised RAT certificate at the time of their entry. If this is the case, you will need to provide this document when travelling internationally to such destinations. It is the responsibility of the traveller to prepare the appropriate documentation to meet all the criteria of the country they want to visit.
Australian states and territories requiring testing prior to domestic travel will accept pharmacist supervised RATs. Always check with the airline, as requirements are constantly changing.
Patient understanding and responsibility
Before any international or domestic travel, it is the responsibility of the patient to check their airline and final destinations requirements and prepare all the necessary documentation for entry. This includes confirming if a pharmacist supervised RAT is acceptable.
Do I need to wear a mask to get a supervised RAT?
When entering the pharmacy please wear a mask at all times prior to and after getting your supervised Rapid Antigen Test. When administering your test you are not required to wear a mask.
Will a supervised RAT meet all requirements?
Alive Pharmacy Warehouse cannot guarantee that a supervised Rapid Antigen Test will meet all the final destinations requirements for entry. The patient will be responsible for ensuring that all requirements are met, which includes determining whether a pharmacist supervised Rapid Antigen Test is suitable.
Requirements for international travel are constantly changing. If a pharmacist supervised RAT is suitable, please bring any additional requirements that may be required with you so that the pharmacist can enter these into the certificate at the time of issuing.
Can I bring a rapid antigen test?
For a supervised rapid antigen test at an Alive Pharmacy Warehouse you are able to bring your own RAT. To meet compliance requirements however the RAT must be listed with the Therapeutic Goods of Australia (TGA). For a full list of TGA approved rapid antigen tests click here.
If your test does not meet TGA requirements you will be required to purchase a rapid antigen test at your Alive Pharmacy Warehouse.
Do I need to show vaccination status?
You will be asked to provide evidence of full vaccination status upon presentation for your supervised Rapid Antigen Test.
What is the cost of a supervised Rapid Antigen Test?
The cost of the pharmacist supervised rapid antigen test is:
- $39.00 including GST + price of a RAT if required.
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