MOH train and certify hotelier staff to perform supervised RAT tests

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It has been a month since Samoa reopened its borders to international travellers, the Ministry of Health in partnership with the Samoa Tourism Authority has conducted a workshop for accommodation-operators to train and certify staff to directly perform supervised rapid antigen tests for in-house guests.

This was confirmed in a statement issued by the Samoa Tourism Authority.

“The workshop comes as part of efforts to make the post-arrival test requirement more accessible and convenient for international travellers and to support the Ministry of Health’s ongoing programme to manage Covid-19 in the community.

“Previously, supervised tests could only be undertaken at public and private health clinics. 

“The workshop, delivered by Ministry of Health personnel, was attended by over forty (40) staff from hotels, resorts and beach fales who were informed about the testing and reporting process. 

As part of the programme, accommodation properties will be supplied test kits and will work closely with the Ministry of Health through their certified teams.”