Rapid antigen testing won't happen in Canberra schools in 2021

Sarah Lansdown
Lucy Bladen
By Sarah Lansdown, and Lucy Bladen
November 19 2021 - 6:30pm
Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said it would be too stressful for students, teachers and parents to introduce a rapid antigen testing pilot in the final weeks of the school year. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

The ACT's opposition is disappointed the territory government is delaying a trial of rapid antigen testing in schools, saying other states were able to do it and authorities should be doing all they can to keep children and teachers in school.

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Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email: sarah.lansdown@canberratimes.com.au

Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au

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