COVID-19 rapid antigen tests 'to be sold in supermarkets'

Meanwhile, some GPs see a role for the tests in keeping their practices safe from the virus

Home testing kits for COVID-19 will be available from supermarkets from next week, but some doctors are keen to know how they might be used to screen patients in general practice.

Nasal swab

From Monday, Coles and Woolworths will offer the Hough Pharma COVID Antigen Nasal Test, one of nine self-tests for home use approved by the TGA last week.

A spokesperson for Coles says the tests will be sold in packs of two and five — both online and in-store “from next week” — but