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. Employers are encouraged to use ART to supplement the existing Rostered Routing Testing (RRT) regime for their workers.
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.
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.
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.
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.