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RATs for new 'return to work' approach

Oliver Lewis
Tue, 25 Jan 2022

RATs for new 'return to work' approach
Prime minister Jacinda Ardern has provided updated mask and rapid antigen testing guidance.
Oliver Lewis
Tue, 25 Jan 2022
New Zealand will adopt a ‘test to return to work’ policy using rapid antigen tests (RATs) for critical workers, the government has announced.Prime minister Jacinda Ardern announced the change at a post-cabinet press conference on Tuesday.Close contacts of covid-19 cases are required to self-isolate at home for 10 days, according to current health advice. However, Ardern said the new policy would mean critical workers will be able to return to work after returning a negative RAT result.“This will minimise disruption to critical...

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