Students may have to take rapid antigen tests twice a week to attend school

Helen Gregory
By Helen Gregory
January 18 2022 - 4:30am
Plan for schoolkids' twice weekly RATs unworkable, says union

Teachers' unions have raised concerns about the state government's purported plan to have students take rapid antigen tests (RAT) at home twice a week, saying it puts extra pressure on families and lacks details about how results will be given to schools.

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Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory

Journalist

Helen Gregory joined the Newcastle Herald in 2010. She is the masthead’s education reporter and has written for the H2 and Weekender sections, as well as across a range of issues. Helen is a Walkley Award winning journalist and was also part of the Newcastle Herald team that won the United Nations World Environment Day Media Award for Environmental Reporting in 2015.

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