COVID-19 testing, screening and contact tracing

Getting tested

When to get tested and testing results

When and how to get tested, what to do after testing results, how samples are collected, and how testing for COVID-19 works

Rapid tests for workplace screening

How to get rapid tests for your workplace, benefits of screening and implementation guidance

Testing for travellers entering Canada

Getting tested to enter Canada, testing after you enter

How Canada approaches testing

Test accuracy

Accuracy and reliability, negative, positive and inconclusive tests

Why testing and contact tracing is important

Why testing is important, getting tested near you, why contact tracing is done

Increasing testing supply

What Canada is doing, tests distributed in Canada, testing capacity

Canada’s procurement of COVID-19 rapid tests

Canada’s purchase agreements for antigen and point-of-care tests

Roles and responsibilities

Federal, provincial and territorial roles in testing

National overview of tests performed

Daily number of tests performed in Canada

Health care and industry

Testing for COVID-19 in vaccinated populations

Recommendations for testing people and groups who are vaccinated

Authorized testing devices

List of authorized COVID-19 testing devices in Canada

Testing devices under review

COVID-19 testing device applications under review in Canada

Authorization and types of testing devices

Types of testing devices, how to get authorization, test swabs

Testing and screening expert advisory panel

Overview, members, reports and summaries

Industry Advisory Roundtable

Overview, members and reports

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