Aged Care Facility COVID-19 testing

The Australian Government has engaged Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP) to provide a dedicated pathology service for rapid sample collection and testing for COVID-19 in aged care facilities (ACFs).


SNP is pleased to be able to support ACFs in ensuring the provision of this important pathology service and recognise the unique challenges in providing COVID-19 testing within an aged care environment. 


Contact us on1800 570 573 for service support and assistance, or to order additional copies of our testing response plans or checklist.

COVID-19 Testing Response Plan

The COVID-19 Testing Response Plan poster provides a step-by-step guide in the event of a suspected case of COVID-19 within ACFs.

Download for metropolitan & regional ACF Download for remote ACF

ACF checklist

A detailed checklist is to be completed in the event a suspected case is positive.

This measure is to be implemented to help ensure an efficient process in the subsequent testing of all other residents and staff members on site.

Training video for COVID-19 swab collection

As an additional resource, this animated video further assists aged care nurses and staff in performing COVID-19 swab collections.


This video demonstrates the procedure and includes instructions for:

  • Appropriate preparation
  • Throat and nasal swab collection
  • Packaging the completed swab