NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has slammed a person who fraudulently submitted a positive rapid antigen test (RAT) in his name, calling them "stupid and moronic".
Mr Hazzard said NSW Police are working to track the person down after he received two notifications from Service NSW regarding positive RAT tests on Monday and Tuesday.
NSW residents have been able to self-report positive RATs through the Service NSW app or website ever since the system launched on January 12.
Mr Hazzard said the person who submitted the fraudulent test was wasting the time and resources of NSW Health.
"Can I just say, first of all it's extremely irresponsible. You're undermining what the public health team is doing here to keep the entire community safe," he said on Tuesday.
"It is juvenile, it is moronic."
The Health Minister warned there is a $5,000 fine for submitting false information to NSW Health.
"The police will come hunting and if you're caught, you'll cop a $5,000 fine," Mr Hazzard said.
"But worse still, when you're telling your friends down the pub how smart you are, perhaps they'll tell you how stupid you are. Just cease all that activity, it's quite moronic."
The Health Minister said there have also been other fraudulent RAT tests submitted to NSW Health other than the two targeting himself.
"I am aware of some reports that some people think it's a joke - or perhaps even worse than that, perhaps it's malicious - to put in false reports to Health and Service NSW about someone being positive," he said.
Mr Hazzard explained it is important that people submit accurate information to NSW Health as it helps keep track of the virus and informs public health decisions.
NSW residents have been able to self-report positive RAT tests ever since January 12, including those who have returned positive results since January 1.
Users can go to the Service NSW app, Service NSW website or call Service NSW to report their positive test result.
It takes a little finding on the app - users click on COVID-19 resources (found under 'Services' on the main page) and then scroll down to 'Register a positive test result' which takes them to the Service NSW website where they sign in and log their result.
Those who fail to report a positive result can be fined $1000, and that penalty will be in force from Wednesday, January 19.