Rapid Covid Testing

Rapid Screening

The Grimsby Chamber is proud to bring this important program to our businesses and be part of the solution to keeping our communities safer.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
All businesses must schedule a pick-up time online.
Walk-ins are not accepted, and kits will NOT be distributed without an appointment.
If you have successfully booked an appointment, you will receive an email confirmation.

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Keep everyone safe with FREE COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Self Screening kits

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  • Eligibility:
    • Businesses (including non-chamber members) with 150 employees or less. For businesses with over 150 employees, please order directly from the Ontario government portal.
    • Private career colleges and private-designated learning institutions (post-secondary). Tests are available for unvaccinated employees, contractors, volunteers, and students attending campus.
    • Private schools and public schools (elementary and secondary). Tests are available for unvaccinated employees, bus drivers, and regular visitors.
    • Childcare centres. Tests are available for unvaccinated employees and regular visitors. In the case of home-based childcare programs, other unvaccinated adults in residence, or regularly at the residence, also qualify for testing.
  • Pick up kits by appointment ONLY in Grimsby
  • Tests are for asymptomatic persons only
  • Results in 15 minutes
  • Persons who test positive or inconclusive must complete a lab-based PCR 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. Regular and 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
  • Your Screening Supervisor signs up for this free program on this web page, completes the Program Agreement form (PASP), books a 15-minute appointment to pick up a two-week supply of kits, and reports their findings
  • 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 this web page
  • Employees are generally tested twice per week
  • Reorder your kits on our website as needed
  • Kits may not be reordered if weekly results have not been reported

STEP 1: Assign a Screening Supervisor

Please assign a “Screening Supervisor” from your business to administer the COVID-19 Rapid Screening Tests. This person will be responsible for picking up the kits, watching a short training video, and for carrying out the program in your workplace. S/he will receive enough kits to test employees twice per week for two weeks.

The Screening Supervisor should be assigned to complete the rest of the steps below.

STEP 2: Complete the PASP Agreement

Simply print the agreement, complete the fields, and scan it back in or take a photo of it with your phone. You will need to upload it in Step 3.

Download Grimsby PASP Agreement

STEP 3: Book Your Pickup Appointment

IMPORTANT: if you have completed this step properly, you will receive an email confirming your appointment booking. If you do not receive the confirmation email, your appointment has not been booked.

Select a date/time below and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the required fields, including uploading your completed PASP agreement. Please note that if this is not your first time ordering (if you are ordering a refill batch), you must have reported your previous results in Step 6 from your first batch as per the agreement before ordering more.

STEP 4: Arrive at your Appointment at your Scheduled Time

Appointments are required and masks are mandatory at all times.

Location for Grimsby Appointments

Grimsby & District Chamber of Commerce Office
33 Main St W
Grimsby, ON L3M 1R3

STEP 5: Complete the Prescreen Check Before Entering

You can do this before you arrive, or after you arrive in the parking lot from your phone. Based on your answers, you will receive an email immediately after you complete the prescreening, informing you if you are allowed entry or not. If you are, please have the email open on your phone or bring a printed copy of the email with you when you arrive for your appointment.

In the last 14 days, have you experienced any of these symptoms: Fever, shortness of breath, dry cough, tiredness, or any other COVID or flu symptom?(Required)
In the last 14 days, have you been in close contact or exposed to any person suspected of or confirmed with COVID-19?(Required)
Have you taken an international or domestic flight within the last 14 days?(Required)
Have you travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days? (This does not include essential workers who cross the Canada-US border regularly.)(Required)
In the past 14 days, have you received a COVID Alert exposure notification on your cell phone? (If you already went for a test and got a negative result, select NO) *(Required)
Declaration and Data Privacy Consent Form(Required)

STEP 6: Antigen Test Management & Disposal

After you have completed the tests with your staff, you will need to properly and safely dispose of materials. Please read this for information on proper handling and management of the waste materials:

Safe handling and management of rapid antigen COVID-19 testing waste

STEP 7: Report Your Results

As as per the Provincial Antigen Screening Program (PASP) agreement, participants are required to report all results of the rapid screening tests after completion. Chambers are required to report aggregate data only to the Province – no personal details will be shared. Please complete the form below to report your results. Please note, you must report your results to the Municipality where you picked up the kits (this may differ from the municipality you live in). For example, if you are located in Lincoln, but picked up your kits in Grimsby, choose “Grimsby” in the Municipality field.

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