ACT Pathology: Changes to Covid testing

ACT Pathology is proposing changes to Covid PCR testing from 1 July 2023.

The proposed plan is for the return to a ‘business as usual’ model while ensuring ACT Pathology is able to respond to new testing surges should they occur.

The current 24x7 roster will remain in place until 30 June 2023. Temporary laboratory positions will not be extended beyond that date, and the molecular laboratory will revert to pre-covid hours of operation while having molecular scientists on-call to respond when required.

You can view the correspondence at the below link:

What do you think?

It’s important for union members to lead this discussion. How will this affect you? Please send your feedback on this proposal to [E-Mail not displayed] by Thursday 04/05/2023 using the subject line ACT Pathology – Changes to Covid testing.

If no members raise concerns, the Union may take no action in response to the proposal.

Your union at work

Everyone affected by these changes needs to be a union member. Members deserve to have control over their working lives. Tell your colleagues now is the time to join.

New members can join at or call 1300 478 679.