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Educational resources on Antigen Rapid Test

Antigen Rapid Test (ART) is a fast and easy swab test which can be self-administered, for individuals to test if they might be infected with the COVID-19 virus.

From 15 October 2021, workers will use ART as part of the Fast and Easy Test (FET) – Rostered Routing Testing (RRT) regime, in lieu of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.

Note: Workers must not perform the ART self-testing if they

  • Have fever, cough, flu, or runny nose.
  • Had nosebleed in the past 24 hours.
  • Had nasal surgery in the last 4 weeks.
  • Had facial surgery in the last 8 weeks.

Migrant workers with acute respiratory illness (ARI) e.g. fever, cough, running nose or sore throat are to seek for medical treatment at Regional Medical Centres (RMC) or consult a telemedicine provider using the FWMOMCare app.

Workers living in the following five dormitories can visit the onsite medical centres during operating hours:

  • Sungei Tengah Lodge
  • Tuas View Dormitory
  • PPT Lodge 1B
  • CPDL Tuas Dormitory
  • Kranji Lodge 1

From 1 July 2021, migrant workers can visit Recreation Centres (RCs):

  • When they have taken a supervised self-swab Antigen Rapid Test (ART) at the RC, or
  • Within 2 days of their RRT.

General information on ART

Refer to the following guides to learn more on:

  • Fast and Easy Tests – Rostered Routine Testing for workers
  • General information about ART kits
  • Reporting of ART results on FWMOMCare app

How to use the ART kit

Watch this step-by-step video on how to use the ART. The test takes less than 20 minutes and is safe and easy to do.

ART self-test guides

Brands of ART test kits have different instructions. Refer to their step-by-step guides so your workers can use the ART self-test kits correctly.

Abbott PanBioTM COVID-19 Antigen Self-TestShow

How to use the Abbott Panbio ART kit

Watch this step-by-step video on how to use the Abbott Panbio ART. The test takes less than 20 minutes and is safe and easy to do.

Step-by-step guides


BD Veritor At-Home COVID-19 TestShow

Step-by-step guides


Quidel QuickVue At-Home OTC COVID-19 TestShow

Step-by-step guides


SD Biosensor SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Self-Test NasalShow

Step-by-step guides


Where to buy ART kits

You can buy ART kits from community retail pharmacies, general retail shops as well as e-commerce platforms. Refer to the list of authorised self-test kits.