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Rapid Antigen Screening Kits

Rapid Antigen Screening Kits

It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s free.

These screening kits are provided by the Ontario Government complimentary to small- and medium-sized businesses (under 150 employees) as an additional tool to help keep workplaces in Ontario safe. Any misuse of the procedures can negatively impact the workplace. Care and attention to the proper process is essential for this tool to be effective.

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.

Ontario has also released guidance for organizations that choose to participate in COVID-19 testing that falls outside of the public health care system, to ensure there is appropriate oversight and consumer protection and that public resources are supporting public health initiatives.

How to Participate in the Program

How to Participate in the Program

1. Access to rapid test kits is by appointment only. Schedule a pick-up appointment using the Calendly form “Order Screening Kits”. Once an order is received and packaged you will be notified by the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. Please do not visit the pick-up site (414 Locust St, Suite 201, Burlington Chamber of Commerce Office) until your pick-up time has been confirmed. 

2. Choose a designated screening supervisor, and have them watch the mandatory training video produced by Ontario Health. You can view the video here. An additional video produced by the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce is also available for viewing and contains helpful information on using the rapid test kits that you will be provided with. Please watch this video here.

3. Complete the Provincial Antigen Screening Program (PASP) form. Click here to download the agreement form. Please bring a printed copy of the completed form to your appointment, or e-mail an electronic copy to info@burlingtonchamber.com in advance of your scheduled appointment time.

4. Before arriving for your scheduled appointment, you are required to visit burlington.ca/screening and complete the mandatory COVID-19 screening verification prior to being allowed access to the pick up site. To ensure current results, please complete your screening the same day that you are picking up your kits. Choose the second drop down from the location field, 414 Locust Street Rapid Testing Program. Be prepared to show proof of your screening results when you come to pick up your kits. You may print a copy of this, or show verification on your phone. This must be completed prior to all pick-up times. 

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Fill out the Calendly form “Order Self-Screening Kits”

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Watch the mandatory Ministry of Health training video and the screening training video.

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On the day that you come to pick up test kits, complete the PASP form and City of Burlington screening tool

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Report your results weekly through the Self Screening Kit Reporting Form

Once an order is received and packaged you will be notified by the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. Please do not visit the pick-up site (414 Locust St, Suite 201, Burlington Chamber of Commerce Office) until your pick-up time has been scheduled.

What you need to know before you arrive

 1. You are required to visit burlington.ca/screening and complete the mandatory COVID-19 screening verification prior to being allowed access to the pick up site. Please choose the second drop down from the location field, 414 Locust Street Rapid Testing Program. To ensure current results, please complete your screening the same day that you are picking up your kits.

2. Capacity is limited to one visitor in the centre at any one time.

3. Masks and physical distancing are mandatory while in the building.

4. We have limited capacity at our offices. To ensure a smooth and safe process, please have your documents/proof prepared before you arrive and review any questions you may have below. If you have additional questions, we ask that you contact the Chamber at info@burlingtonchamber.com.

Reporting your results

In order to participate in the screening program, all participants must agree to report ALL data regarding results of the Screening Kits EACH WEEK.

Businesses with 150+ Employees

For businesses with more than 150 employees, please order directly from the Ontario government portal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit Frequently Asked Questions first. 

If you have not found the answer to your questions, please e-mail info@burlingtonchamber.com.

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