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News COVID 19 Rapid Antigen Tests

First RATs pick up station in the City of Salisbury

As COVID-19 cases rise within the City of Salisbury, alongside neighbouring councils to the north and west, a new pick up point for rapid antigen tests has opened in Para Hills on Tuesday 25 January from 8 am.

SA Health in conjunction with SAPOL and SAFECOM prepared a pick-up station on Monday 24 January 2022 at The Paddocks precinct, on the corner of Bridge Road and Kesters Road, with full operation beginning on the following day.

Salisbury Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM said Council worked with SA Health and other authorities to secure an appropriate location.

It’s a relief to finally have a RATs pick-up point opening in the north and closer to home for our residents.

RATs are well and truly part of the picture as our health system struggles with unprecedented case numbers and it is critical our community stays on track with the rest of state and is not left behind.

Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM

The pick-up station is likely to be the first to open in the northern suburbs and will serve a long-awaited need for more testing options within the region.

We have a variety of different barriers in our community and access to transport is one of the most prevalent, so if we can make access to COVID services easier, we will see better outcomes on the whole.

Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM

People will be able to walk-in, cycle or drive through to pick up a rapid antigen test, but only if they are a Close Contact and have booked ahead on the SA Health website before arriving.