COVID-19 rapid testing and screening in workplaces: Get free rapid tests
We are experiencing a high number of requests for rapid tests so orders may be delayed.
For federal direct delivery, we are currently prioritizing organizations that operate in critical sectors and whose employees are in close contact with each other and customers.
If you are looking for rapid tests for your own use, refer to where and how to get rapid tests.
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The Government of Canada, some provincial/territorial governments and distribution partners are providing free rapid COVID-19 tests to organizations. These tests are to be used for regular workplace screening of employees who are required to be on-site.
Businesses and not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply.
Before you start
You’ll need the:
- name of your organization
- point of contact for your organization
- number of employees you employ in Canada
- provinces and/or territories in which these employees work
Please complete the following form to express your organization’s interest.
What you should know
Based on your organization’s location and number of employees, we will direct you to the most suitable source of rapid tests:
Organizations with 200 or more employees:
- directly from the federal government
Organizations with less than 200 employees:
- through a provincial/territorial government
- via distribution partners, including:
- chambers of commerce
Registered charities or non-profit organizations:
- the Canadian Red Cross
Eligible organizations must agree to the following conditions:
- keep rapid tests and not resell them
- limit use to within Canada
- screen employees who are working on-site according to the guidelines provided by relevant provincial and territorial governments
- demonstrate they are using these tests before further supplies are provided
- collect and report on usage
- COVID-19 testing, screening and contact tracing
- Testing devices for COVID-19
- How businesses and employees can stay safe while operating during COVID-19
- Rapid testing in the workplace: Information for employees (infographic)
- Workplace screening success stories
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