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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.

15 October 2021
How we test for COVID-19 in Australia
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.
7 May 2020
The TGA has issued an infringement notice for $2,520 to a woman in Western Australia for alleged breaches relating to COVID-19 test kits.

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