Covid Rapid Screening Program

Keep your employees and our community safe with FREE Covid-19 Rapid Antigen Self Screening kits!

  • FREE for all businesses in Dufferin County with less than 150 employees!

  • Pick up kits (by appointment only) at the DBOT office

  • Asymptomatic employees test themselves twice per week

  • Get results in 15 minutes!

  • Those who test positive or inconclusive must go for a lab-based PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test

Why do this?

The latest information from Health Canada suggests that up to 1/3 of people carrying the virus are asymptomatic!  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 a more normalized community life.

A Covid-19 rapid screening test can be performed anywhere (i.e. at your workplace!) and does not require shipping a specimen to a lab for processing.  It takes approximately 15 minutes to see the results.  Frequent testing increases the chances of early identification of cases.

How does the Program work?

  • Small businesses select a representative from their company to be the “Screening Supervisor” responsible for the program
  • They sign up for this free program at www.dufferinbot.ca/rapidtest, complete the Program Agreement form, and book a short appointment for their Screening Supervisor to come to the DBOT office to pick up a two week supply of kits
  • Employees administer the test themselves, with a gentle nasal swab, under the guidance of their Screening Supervisor
  • Test results are ready in 15 minutes
  • Anyone who tests presumed positive, or inconclusive, is directed to self-isolate and get a PCR (standard) test as soon as possible
  • The Screening Supervisor reports the total number of tests completed, number of positive tests, number of negative tests, etc on the DBOT website
  • Employees are generally tested twice per week
  • Reorder your kits on our website as needed

Sign up for the Program

Step #1:  Complete the PASP Agreement

PASP Agreement


(you will upload this in Step #2)

Step #2:  Book your pickup appointment

Book Pickup

(you will upload your Agreement and also complete the intake form in this step)

Step #3:   Watch the training video 

 

Step #4:  Come to the office at your appointment time, and complete the Prescreen Check

Prescreen

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Step#5:  Test your employees and report your results

Report Results

 (no personal data is shared – we just need to report to the Province the total number of kits used, total positive tests, total negative tests)

 

Step#6: Reorder your kits 

Book Pickup

(please re-upload your original PASP Agreement or a new agreement if your contact person has changed)

 

Appointments are required and masks are mandatory inside the building.

 

If scheduling your first visit, please complete the PASP Agreement form and upload it when you book your appointment, and please ensure you have watched the training video.

 

To view the Rapid Testing program Frequently Asked Questions, click here:

Rapid Test FAQs

 

To see a listing of participating local businesses, click:

 

 

To view the Intro Video, click here:

To view the most recent training video, click here:

To view the Ministry’s Training Video, click here:

 


Thank you to:

 

Dufferin County Economic Development for their partnership on this Program                                                                      

 

The Ontario Chamber of Commerce for their help in bringing this Program to local businesses