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RAT level of criteria set by the Ministry of Health

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Dear Ministry of Health,

In today's newspapers it was reported that "(covid-19) testing nurses (at Waikato Testing Stations) will determine what test a person will have based on a level of criteria set by the Ministry of Health.

Please provide me with a copy of the criteria document as abovementioned.

Kindly note that this request is urgent as provided for under the OIA. The reason for the urgency is that our family want to be absolutely clear as to what criteria will and will not qualify us for a RAT - which is our preference - as this has not been made clear in any published article, story, document, etc.

Yours faithfully,

M.R.M.

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Kia ora M.R.M, 
Thank you for your email to the Ministry of Health on 23 February 2022
for:

In today's newspapers it was reported that "(covid-19) testing nurses
(at Waikato Testing Stations) will determine what test a person will
have based on a level of criteria set by the Ministry of Health.

Please provide me with a copy of the criteria document as
abovementioned.

The approach to testing has changed through the course of managing Omicron
as COVID-19 case numbers grow. You can find out what type of testing is
used under each of the three phases to responding to Omicron in the
community
here: [1]www.health.govt.nz/system/files/documents/pages/responding_to_omicron_february_phase_3_250222_.pdf.
New Zealand moved to phase 3 at 11:59pm on 24 February 2022. Further
information on Omicron in the community can be found
here: [2]www.health.govt.nz/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-response-planning/omicron-community-what-means-you.

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review any decisions made under this request. The Ombudsman may be
contacted by email at: [3][email address] or by calling 0800
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Ngā mihi

 

OIA Services Team

 

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[5]Unite against COVID-19

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