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