Published 18 February 2022 | Updated 3 March 2022
In this section, you’ll find information and guidance on COVID-19 testing and the workplace.
In this section:
Employees may get tested for COVID-19 for several reasons, including when they have COVID-19 symptoms or are a close contact. Some of these reasons might be connected to their work. State or territory health departments’ websites contain guidance about when and how to get tested.
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- South Australia
- Western Australia .
The Department of Health also provides public health advice on COVID-19 testing. See: Department of Health: Testing for COVID-19 .
How COVID-19 tests work
There are 2 types of tests that can detect if you have the COVID-19 virus:
- rapid antigen tests
- nucleic acid, commonly known as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), tests.
Find out more from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) about how COVID-19 testing works .