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.
Note: Workers must not perform the ART self-testing if they
- 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 medical treatment.
For workers with a Primary Care Plan (PCP), they should seek medical treatment at the Medical Centre or Designated Clinics or consult a telemedicine provider using FWMOMCare with the provider that your worker has a Primary Care Plan (PCP) with.
For workers who do not have a PCP yet, relevant charges will apply.
Vaccinated migrant workers can visit Recreation Centres (RCs) without a pre-visit ART test.
Unvaccinated migrant workers can do so after testing ART negative on the day of RC visit.
General information on ART
Reporting of ART results on FWMOMCare
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.
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.
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.