26 Jan 2022

Covid-19: Negative rapid antigen test a way out of isolation for critical workers

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 26 January 2022

Critical workers who become close Covid-19 contacts will soon be able to skip lengthy self-isolation periods if they return a negative rapid antigen test.

The Government will today outline the next phases of its Omicron response, including its 'test to return to work' approach.

The plan has already attracted criticism, with opposition parties accusing the Government of commandeering tests from the private sector and treating the public like children.

Here's political reporter Charlie Dreaver with the details.