Directive for DND/CAF COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Detection Testing (RADT): What You Need to Know

June 18, 2021 - Defence Stories

VCDS has published a new directive (accessible only on the National Defence network) outlining how the DND/CAF will implement rapid COVID-19 testing in certain workplaces and facilities. We encourage Defence Team members to read the document in its entirety, but you can find a high-level summary below:

What is this Directive?

Although DND/CAF has implemented rigorous public health measures (PHM) within Defence facilities, there is still the potential for individuals who are infected with COVID-19 but don’t have any symptoms to unintentionally expose others to the virus. As part of the overall fight against COVID-19, DND/CAF is implementing a workplace rapid testing program to help identify asymptomatic carriers of COVID-19. This will be achieved through COVID-19 rapid testing kits procured by the federal government.

This RADT program will not replace or alter the existing operationally-focused CAF rapid testing program currently underway or the need to enforce public health measures. The RADT program simply adds one more level of risk mitigation to DND/CAF facilities.

How it will work:

If you have any questions about the RADT program, please reach out to your supervisor or chain of command.

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