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Rapid antigen screening will be introduced in Canberra Prison after the ACT government dropped plans to use the test in schools. ACT Corrective Services will conduct a pilot program for rapid antigen screening at the Alexander Maconochie Center to help protect employees, prisoners and their families from COVID-19. The pilot program for schools was dropped on November 18 due to time constraints following a COVID-19 outbreak in Canberra schools. ALSO READ: Correction Minister Mick Gentleman said tests for staff and visitors would help support a return to more normal operations for the prison, including face-to-face visits. “Staff, contractors and visitors over the age of 12 will be required to carry out rapid antigen screening before entering the AMC,” said Minister Gentleman. “Rapid antigen testing is useful in detecting COVID-19 in people who show no symptoms, to help prevent asymptomatic transmission and reduce the risk of outbreaks in prison.” of the nasal graft and interpretation of the results. “He said that anyone who returned a positive result would not be allowed to enter the center and would be required to perform a PCR diagnostic test as soon as possible to confirm their COVID-19 status. ” This is another layer of defense against the spread of the virus in AMC, which adds to the other COVID-secure protocols currently in place. If a person is ill, they should not go to work and should be given a standard COVID-19 test immediately, “said Mr Gentleman.” We are grateful for the support provided by NSW Corrective Services in the rollout of the program. “are vaccinated will still be required to participate in the screening. Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:


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