ARTs available at 25 Quick Test Centres for $15 from 1 Oct

·Editorial Team
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A woman takes her antigen rapid test under supervision at a Quick Test Centre in Singapore.
A woman takes her antigen rapid test under supervision at a Quick Test Centre in Singapore. (PHOTO: Reuters/Edgar Su)

SINGAPORE — Self-swab COVID-19 antigen rapid tests (ARTs) will be made available at 25 Quick Test Centres at $15 (inclusive of GST) per test from Friday (1 October).

The Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a notice on its website that this service is for individuals aged seven and above who need a valid negative ART result for entry into venues that require a negative pre-event or pre-visit test.

The test will be supervised by an MOH-approved test provider, with the test result valid for 24 hours. 

Individuals will need to bring along their photo identification. Minors aged seven to 12 must be accompanied by a caregiver, aged 21 years old and above, who may be required to help administer the self-swab test if the minor is unable to do so. 

Payment can be made at the Quick Test Centres only through cashless payment modes, such as NETS, Visa or Mastercard.

The 25 centres are: Ang Mo Kio (528 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 and 325A Ang Mo Kio Ave 3), Bedok (208C New Upper Changi Road), Bishan Sports Hall, Circuit Road (Blk 60A Circuit Road), Clementi (321 Clementi Ave 5), Geylang Serai (3 Geylang Serai), Hougang (814 Hougang Ave 10), Jurong East (Blk 312A Jurong East St 32), Jurong West Sports Hall, Jurong West (509 Jurong West St 81), Kreta Ayer People's Theatre, Little India Bus Terminal, Marine Parade (between Blk 74 and Blk 75 Marine Drive), MOE Heritage Centre (402 Commonwealth Drive), Old Airport Road Food Centre Level 2, Pasir Ris Sports Hall, People's Park Level 4 (32 New Market Road), Punggol (85 Punggol Central), Redhill (84A Redhill Lane), Sims Drive (45 Sims Drive), Tampines (506 Tampines Central 1), Toa Payoh (2 Toa Payoh Lorong 7), Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange.

Seniors aged 60 and above can walk in for booster doses without appointment

From Friday as well, all Singaporeans, permanent residents and long-term pass holders aged 60 and above who have completed their second COVID-19 vaccine dose on 1 April or earlier, can walk into any vaccination centre, polyclinic or participating Public Health Preparedness Clinic (PHPC) to receive their booster dose without any prior appointment.

Other seniors aged 60 and above will be eligible to walk into any of these vaccination sites for their booster doses once they meet the recommended window of six months after their second dose.

MOH said in a media release that, as of Thursday, it has invited about 500,000 eligible seniors to receive their booster doses. A total of 215,729 individuals have received their booster shots and another 119,000 have booked their appointments.

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