Omicron update – delays possible

Following our previous communication regarding our planning for continuity of laboratory service throughout this Omicron outbreak, we have some updates for you. Courier servicesAs expected the national courier network in the larger centres is struggling to keep up with demand whilst managing a reduced workforce due to staff in isolation. Please be patient and expect delays […]

Expect delays

With Omicron having more of an impact around the country, and increased numbers of people now self isolating, courier services are also being impacted. What does this mean for you? Delivery time for your samples to get our laboratories could be longer, so testing will be delayedDelivery time for samples moving between our laboratories or […]

Omicron update: providing laboratory services

Following the advised change to phase 2 of the Government’s three-stage plan in response to Omicron, this correspondence shares how we’re preparing our laboratories to move through the stages.   The Government’s three-stage plan is structured to respond to the expected wide-spread transmission of Omicron. Each stage progresses as the rate of spread in the community increases.  Our national […]