NSW Health released new guidance for testing protocols for NSW residential aged care facilities (RACFs) with a COVID-19 outbreak or exposure. The purpose of the protocol is to provide a clear framework for testing requirements.
NSW Health may provide specific testing directions for COVID-19 exposures or outbreaks in residential aged care. However, the testing protocol provides a guidance framework to support RACFs to actively self-manage their testing requirements.
Consistent with the recent National Cabinet decision in relation to PCR testing requirements, the testing protocol makes recommendations in relation to both PCR testing and Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT).