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.
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.