Greens welcome RATs for kids in kinder and childcare


The Victorian Greens have welcomed today’s announcement that the Victorian Government will provide free Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) for kids in kindergarten and childcare.

Deputy Leader of the Victorian Greens, Ellen Sandell, had previously written to the Minister asking for this after hearing from countless worried parents in Melbourne wanting their children to be as protected from COVID as possible.

Quotes attributable to Deputy Leader of the Victorian Greens, Ellen Sandell MP:

“We’re so pleased to see free tests for 3 - 5 year olds in kindergarten and childcare. It’s something we’ve been lobbying the Victorian Government for.

“Under 5s can’t get vaccinated and this will be a huge help for families with young kids.”