RATs: Requesting & Reporting


Uploading a positive RAT test result to your My COVID Record

If you receive a positive RAT test result, you will need to upload that to your My COVID Record website.

The Government has created a video showing how to do this.

How to report a rapid antigen test (RAT) in My COVID Record video

Message from Otago Univeristy:

Testing positive or isolating as a household case

Please call 021 279 0202 if you test positive or have to self-isolate so we can offer support and assistance.

You will also need to let your lecturers know so they know you are isolating. Each paper will let you know how best to pass on this information to them – please check Blackboard and Moodle in the first instance for instructions.


Please visit the website requestrats.covid19.health.nz/ to request RATs for your household.

RATs are free and need to be picked from a collection site near you – someone else can collect on your behalf.

Alternatively, you may call the freephone number 0800 222 478 – select option 3 to request RATs also.