Free regional RATs rollout continues with Albany Plaza pop-up

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Department of Premier and Cabinet's Toto De Waele at the Albany Plaza with free  RAT's test kits.
Camera IconDepartment of Premier and Cabinet's Toto De Waele at the Albany Plaza with free RAT's test kits. Credit: Laurie Benson

Albany residents lined up to nab their free rapid antigen test kits at a pop-up stall in Albany Plaza this week.

Thursday morning will be the last chance for locals to visit the pop-up site this week, which was opened as part of a State Government initiative to distribute 500,000 testing kits across WA.

In addition to the pop-ups, every WA household can register to receive 15 free RATs to be delivered to their home.

Tuesday marked the start of the rollout of regional pop-up sites with 180,000 free RATs to be distributed in Broome, Bunbury, Geraldton, Karratha, Kalgoorlie and Albany.

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Remote Aboriginal communities will receive 74,000 testing kits, with five additional free RATs available to each household, due to the distance from local services and access to postage.

Premier Mark McGowan said it was critical to get testing kits to vulnerable and remote communities.

“Providing more free RATs gives regional residents and people living in remote communities the convenience and access to COVID testing so they can protect their communities,” he said.

No registrations are required to receive free testing kit from a pop-up site.

To have 15 free RATs delivered to your household, visit bit.ly/3wLbUVC.

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