Screening & COVID-19: what you need to know
What you need to know about screening under the COVID-19 traffic light system (COVID-19 Protection Framework) and Government’s Omicron response plan.
Screening programmes are a critical health service, which means they are operating at green, orange and red of the COVID-19 Protection Framework and under all three phases of the Government’s Omicron response plan. Appropriate safeguards are in place for participants and staff. Screening programmes may face disruption at red and under phases 1, 2 and 3, but this will likely vary region by region and you will be notified if you are affected. It is recommended people with pre-existing medical conditions check with their health professional about whether it is safe to attend appointments.
Remember, screening is for those who are not experiencing symptoms. If you are worried about symptoms, talk to your family doctor or healthcare provider as they will prioritise appointments for urgent health needs during the COVID 19 response.
Further information on programmes will be updated at the following links:
Information regarding Antenatal and Newborn Screening can be found here.
Last updated: 23/02/2022