COVID-19 DETECT Snapshot Update

COVID-19 DETECT Snapshot – Data Collection Requirements

The WA Department of Health’s DETECT Snapshot program will provide free COVID-19 testing of asymptomatic people from specified workforce groups in the community between Thursday 28 May and Wednesday 10 June 2020 (inclusive).

Do I require doctor's referral to participate?

Eligible DETECT Snapshot participants do not require a doctor’s referral to participate, and as such this information is not to be collected on the pathology referral form.

Who can be tested?

Participation is voluntary for anyone:

  • aged 18 years and above
  • who is asymptomatic, and who
  • identifies as belonging to one of five workforce categories:
    • Healthcare workers, including WA Health staff, employees in private hospitals, residential aged care facilities, general practices, pharmacies, the disability sector, or any worker employed by an organisation delivering health services
    • WA Police staff
    • School staff, involved in any function in a school setting (pre-kindergarten to year 12), including Department of Education employees
    • Meat workers employed in an abattoir, meat packing or in further processing such as small goods manufacture
    • Retail workers such as employees in supermarkets, department stores and specialty stores
    • Hospitality workers such as employees in cafes, restaurants, pubs or hotels
    • Tourism sector employees, involved in the planning, booking and delivery of tourism activities
    • Transport workers, such as employees of road, rail, aviation and maritime workers, including Public Transport Authority employees