NSW residents to be fined $1,000 for not reporting positive RAT results

New South Wales now has an online system for residents to report their Rapid Antigen Results as well as a hefty fine for not doing so.

From 9.00 am today, the online registration system became available via the Service NSW app.

Residents are now required to report their Rapid Antigen Test results through the app, if their test comes back positive.


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It’s hoped it will help health officials get a better grasp on the spread of the Omicron variant, which is now understood to account for 90 percent of the state’s cases.

However, the state government has already announced that residents who are found to have failed in reporting their positive results will also be fined $1,000.

While the reporting system is live this morning, the penalties won’t come into full effect until January 19.

Premier Dominic Perrottet says it’s not just about tracking the virus.

“More importantly, this is about ensuring that NSW Health is connected to those details so, if you do have any underlying health conditions, NSW Health can provide support,” he said in Wednesday’s update.

It comes as the state records almost 36,000 new infections overnight and 21 further deaths.

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