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**The province is experiencing a high demand for rapid antigen tests. We appreciate your patience as there may be temporary delays in accessing free rapid antigen tests. We are currently out of stock and awaiting our next shipment. Please continue to visit this page for updates regarding supply and availability of rapid antigen tests through the Provincial Antigen Screening Program.**
Update - February 16th, 2022: Changes to reporting requirements. As a result of the new COVID-19 testing guidelines adopted by the province of Ontario, businesses participating in the Provincial Antigen Screening Program are no longer required to track or report their test results to the Chamber. Therefore, the Reporting tab has been removed from the website.
Update - February 8th, 2022: The Chamber has received a small shipment of rapid tests and is working to reschedule pre-existing appointments that were postponed. If you had an appointment after January 5th, you will be contacted by email with a new date and time. We only have enough supply to fulfill the back-log and will not be reopening for new bookings at this time.
Update - February 8th, 2022: Changes to type of test kits being distributed. The Chamber will now be distributing The Rapid Response™ COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Device from BTNX. This is an in vitro immunochromatographic assay for the direct and qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2 viral nucleoprotein antigens from nasal and nasopharyngeal secretions from individuals suspected of COVID-19 within 6 days of symptom onset and from individuals without symptoms or other epidemiological reasons to suspect COVID-19 infection, when tested twice over two (or three) days with at least 24 hours (and no more than 36 hours) between tests. This test is authorized for use at the Point of Care i.e., in patient care setting. This product is available in both 5 tests per kit. A demonstration video on how to use these tests can be found here.
Update - January 11th, 2022: Changes in Testing & Reporting Positive Results Stemming from Ontario's Updated Testing Guidelines. As a result of the new COVID-19 testing guidelines adopted by the province of Ontario, we have been provided with some new guidance from KFL&A Public Health, specific to testing and reporting positive Rapid Antigen Test results:
Positive results received through Rapid Antigen Testing are NOT to be reported to PH, unless they meet specific criteria. The ONLY Rapid Antigen Test results PH is requesting at this time are for those who work, live, or volunteer in a high risk setting. High risk settings are limited to retirement homes, long term care homes, elder care lodges, hospices, home care agencies, hospitals, paramedics, and congregate living settings (e.g. shelter, group home, or correctional facility)
Persons who get a positive result when using a Rapid Antigen Test are advised not to seek confirmatory PCR testing at an assessment centre. Anyone who receives a positive result from a RAT should be advised to return home and isolate away from household members immediately.
For more information on self-isolation guidelines, please click here.
Update - November 25th, 2022: Extended Expiration Date. As of Sept. 9, 2021, the Panbio COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test Device (Nasal) has received authorization from Health Canada to have its shelf-life extended to 24 months (Authorization reference number 324506, Amendment Reference Number: 335165). This means that the Panbio COVID-19 Ag Rapid Test Device (Nasal) may be used up to one year past the expiration date listed on the packaging.