RAT race registering boom

THE day after it became mandatory to register positive Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) results, the number of new daily Covid cases skyrocketed with a record 92,264 positive tests.

Anyone who tests positive using a RAT, is now required to register their result with Service NSW under a public health order, with Premier Dominic Perrottet saying it was an important part of managing the pandemic.
Although the numbers were high with 61,387 positive RAT results on the first day, they included all personal positive tests since January 1. Those numbers dropped to almost 37,938 the following day.
The Premier says registering your result is as easy as a few clicks on the Service NSW website or by using the app.
“Registering your RAT result enables NSW Health to provide you with advice on self-isolation and managing Covid-19 symptoms at home, to connect high risk people to clinical care services and to help inform the ongoing public health response,” he said.
Health Minister Brad Hazzard says the main purpose of registering your results is to ensure individuals are connected to the appropriate public health advice and to keep a watch on trends.
Customer Service and Digital Government Minister Victor Dominello said privacy would be at the forefront of this new feature and while there were more than seven million Service NSW account holders, they were also committed to making this process inclusive for those without that access. They should call 13 77 88.