Need a COVID-19 test?
When should I get tested?
You should have a test for COVID-19 if you feel sick, like cold or flu, have trouble breathing, loss or change of taste or smell, headache, fever, runny goonah, blocked nose, tired for no reason.
You should also get a test if you have been a close/household contact of someone who has COVID. That means if you have spent lots of time with them, especially indoors. A person with COVID might let you know that you have been a contact, or health mob or Congress might tell you.
How can I get a test?
You can get a free Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) from NTG’s Pandemic Coordination Centre at 44 Bath Street.
You can also drive in to Congress at the old Memo Club to get tested. You can call ahead to Congress on 1800 514 400.
Testing also happens at Congress Clinic for people with appointments who need a test because of risk of COVID or symptoms. It's better if you can get tested before you come though.
Please use your own transport if you can. Congress has very limited capacity to come to people and provide a test. You can get friends or family to collect a test for you to do yourself.
If you don’t have a way to get to the clinic, we can organise a doctor to talk to you on the phone, and then work out the best way to help you.
What should I do if I test positive
Don’t panic. Now that COVID-19 is here, lots of us will test positive for COVID-19. If you get a positive test, you need to let health mob know. You can do this online if you have internet access and are able. You can also ring NTG’s COVID hotline any time on 1800 490 484 and someone can help you.
Congress workers are helping people who have lots of trouble registering because they don’t use the internet or have a phone, and we are usually with them when they get the positive result.