Rapid test supply doubts delay ACT's COVID-ready school return plan

Sarah Lansdown
Jasper Lindell
Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Sarah Lansdown, Jasper Lindell, and Dan Jervis-Bardy · Updated January 20 2022 - 8:14am, first published 8:13am
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr, who on Thursday said rapid antigen tests would form part of back-to-school safety plans. Picture: Keegan Carroll

A return to classroom learning at the start of the school year now hinges on whether the ACT government can secure enough rapid antigen tests for use in expanded safety measures.

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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

Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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