We encourage eligible employers to take advantage of this free additional tool as an added layer of protection for employees and consumers and as an additional tool to help keep workplaces in Ontario safe.
The latest information from Health Canada suggests that up to one-third of people carrying the virus are asymptomatic causing little or no noticeable signs, however, over 50% of known cases were transmitted by an asymptomatic carrier.
This makes it incredibly important to find asymptomatic carriers in order to combat the spread and get to more normalized community life.
A COVID-19 rapid screening test can be performed anywhere (e.g., on-site, at the place of employment) and does not require shipping a specimen to a lab for processing.
It takes approximately 15 minutes to yield a result.
Frequent screening with rapid antigen tests increases the chances of early identification of cases in asymptomatic individuals only.
Recommended frequency is twice per employee, per week.
How to Participate in the Program:You will need:
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) T2 notice of assessment
Government-issued identification document (such as a driver's licence)
The articles of incorporation (you can be federally or provincially/territorially incorporated)
Note: To participate in the program, you must agree to the terms and conditions.The individual signing the terms and conditions must have authority to enter into an agreement with the Government of Canada.
Register HereOnce approved, you will receive a link to a page that indicates your responsibilities (i.e. reporting), an approval code and the number of boxes approved.
Please email us this approval.
Choose a designated screening supervisor, and have them watch the mandatory training video produced by Ontario Health. You can view thevideo,additional video is here.
Once an order is received, you will be notified by email that the order is ready , we will email you as well a Provincial Antigen Screening Program (PASP) agreement form, e-mail us back the completed agreement copy to firstname.lastname@example.org or bring a printed copy of when you come to pick up the requested kit(s).
Before arriving for pick up the kit(s) you are required tovisitand complete the mandatory COVID-19 screening .***A handling fee for your first set will be $14 for 1 box (25 kits) and then $5 per box thereafter.
To participate in the program, be able to receive subsequent sets , the Ministry of Health requires that test results are reported each week so we appreciate you complying with this requirement. Please ensure you report weekly test results for your organization by Friday at noon each week:
Business Name *
Workplace contact *
Total number of employees screened *
Total Positive Results *
Total Negative Results *
Total Inconclusive Results *
Thank you for participating in this important initiative to protect your employees and our community.