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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information on medicines and medical devices

The TGA is publishing the latest information about medicines and medical devices as it relates to COVID-19 on this page.

Please read the information below before contacting the TGA to see if your question is already answered.

14 October 2021
Update to TGA's conditions and advertising requirements for COVID-19 rapid point-of-care tests.
28 September 2021

Updated to reflect changes to allow self-testing and updated conditions.

20 September 2021
Answers to frequently asked questions in relation to rapid antigen tests.
8 September 2021
The TGA is undertaking a post-market review of all Point of Care and Laboratory tests included in the ARTG, which are intended to identify patients with COVID-19, to ensure they can detect the emerging SARS-CoV-2 genetic variants and remain accurate.
7 September 2021

Guidance and checklist for businesses to understand the requirements for safe implementation of COVID-19 rapid antigen point-of-care testing.

25 August 2021
COVID-19 tests must be done under the direction of a health professional. The advertising and sale of home tests is prohibited.
24 March 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TGA has expedited approvals for inclusion of COVID-19 tests in the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). The TGA has commenced validation reviews of serology-based COVID-19 point-of-care tests included in the ARTG.
11 March 2021
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the TGA has expedited the approval (with conditions) of COVID-19 tests including tests intended for laboratory use and those intended for use by specified health professionals at the point of care.
26 August 2020
Important information about the use of COVID-19 point-of-care tests.
7 May 2020
The TGA has issued five infringement notices totalling $63,000 to a Queensland company for alleged breaches relating to COVID-19 test kits.

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