Free 'top-up' RATs for the Disability Sector

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The Western Australia Government is providing 2.25 million free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) for people with disability and disability support workers as part of its commitment to supporting the sector.
Icons of Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) kits

Twenty RATs per person are now ready for collection for eligible people with disability to top-up their supplies at home. Both nasal and oral RATs will be available until stocks run out.

Twenty RATs per person are also available for disability support workers, which can be requested by disability service providers or independent disability support workers. 

The Department of Communities is coordinating the initiative, which will distribute the RATs via 20 collection sites Statewide in partnership with the Department of Health and Foodbank.

Disability support workers, which includes disability support service providers ordering on their behalf, are asked to complete a request form. The online form will calculate their allocation and provide a collection site. 

People with disability can access their free allocation by visiting a collection site.

Individuals and organisations located 45 minutes’ drive or more from a collection site, or who cannot attend due to their disability or who are caring for a person with disability, may request a delivery. 

Visit the RATs for the Disability Sector page for eligibility information, collection site locations and the online request form. 

Page reviewed 21 June 2022