The Economic Development Office has partnered with the Brampton Emergency Management Office, RIC Centre & Communitech to provide Brampton small to medium-sized businesses with free COVID-19 rapid screening kits.
Rapid antigen testing is an additional screening method
that can help stop the spread of COVID in workplaces.
Organizations can test on-site and get results in about 15 minutes without
shipping to a lab. The program provides access to rapid screening kits so you can administer a workplace screening program. This opportunity is open to organizations with 150 or fewer employees.
HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?
Begin by designating a “Screening Supervisor” responsible for overseeing the program in your workplace. (This person is also responsible for submitting all results on the StaySafe Website)
To receive Self Screening Tests, you must sign up following the outlined steps below. Employers can order a two-week supply of kits and may reorder on the StaySafe website as needed.
Prior to receiving tests, the Screening Supervisor must submit an order and watch a short training video.
Once your order is submitted, your kits will be available for pick up at the Brampton Emergency Management Office on your selected date and time. If you need to change your date/time for pickup, you must coordinate this through BEC by emailing us at email@example.com
Employees administer their own tests under the guidance of the Screening Supervisor. Generally, this is done twice a week.
Self-Screening Tests must be done in conjunction with regular COVID-19 workplace screening as well as infection prevention and control measures such as mandatory mask use and physical distancing. Anyone whose test is presumed positive, or inconclusive,
is required to self-isolate and get a standard PCR test as soon as possible.
As part of your participation in this program, the Screening Supervisor is required to report the total number of tests completed, as well as the number of positive, negative and inconclusive tests on the StaySafe website.
PLEASE NOTE: THE TESTS ARE FOR USE WITH ASYMPTOMATIC EMPLOYEES ONLY.
STEP 1: REGISTRATION & TRAINING
Training & Registration are required for participation in this program before picking up your first order.
Each company should assign a Screening Supervisor Designate, who will be the contact person. This is the person that must complete the training and pick up the kits. We will not be able to provide kits to anyone who has not completed this training.
The designate only needs to complete the training once, it is not required to be repeated to place subsequent orders.
The training includes a short video; please allow yourself sufficient time to watch the full video. **Alternatively, you can visit ontariohealth.ca/antigen-test to watch another training video on this topic
- If you have multiple different businesses, please fill out one form per business.
Click here to read further guidance from the Province
STEP 2: ORDERING KITS
STEP 3: PICKING UP YOUR KITS
Please arrive on your selected date and time. If you are going to miss your appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can coordinate a new pickup time.
Masks and physical distancing are mandatory during pick-up
Before pick up, please ensure you complete the PASP Program Agreement
PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP AT THE PICKUP LOCATION WITHOUT YOUR CONFIRMED PICKUP DATE AND TIME
What happens when I arrive to pick up my order?
- All orders will be distributed for pickup at the Brampton Emergency Management Office (located at 129 Glidden Road, Brampton, Ontario).
- Please ensure you arrive on time for your pickup. Failure to arrive at your assigned pickup time will mean you won’t be able to pick up your kits and you’ll be assigned a new date and time.
- When you arrive on site, please put your mask on and follow the signage. If no one is at the door to greet you, please contact BEC at 416-709-8367.
City of Brampton staff is administering this program. Please remember to be patient and kind to all staff members during this process. Thank you.
STEP 4: REPORTING YOUR RESULTS
As part of your participation in this program, you will be required to submit reports weekly on the number of screens administered along with the number of positive, negative and inconclusive results.
Your Screening Supervisor Designate will be responsible for reporting all results.
Results can only be submitted through the online portal.
Aggregate results are shared with Health Canada and the Ministry of Health Ontario. You will not be asked for your employee names when you submit your results, and we will not be submitting your company name within our reporting structure either. Reporting is a government requirement for participation in the program.
Refill orders will not be filled until the results for 75% of your current kits have been reported.
Rapid Testing Webinars:
Reopening Safely: Learn from experts how to set up a rapid screening system in your workplace
Wednesday, June 23rd from 5 pm to 6 pm
As the Canadian economy begins to reopen, this session will
provide critical information on how to keep your employees and customers safe
by introducing a rapid screening system for COVID-19 in your workplace.
Led by the Creative Destruction Lab, the CDL Rapid
Screening Consortium is a private-led, not-for-profit initiative formed in
August 2020 with the goal of establishing a robust rapid screening system and
operational implementation strategy to be delivered as a public good to Canada
and then the world. With more than 210 companies already participating, this is
an unprecedented collaboration among businesses, researchers, and government
working together on a singular public-interest objective.
Rapid Screening Consortium leadership and public health experts
will provide insights and up-to-date intelligence on rapid screening best
practices, and representatives from Air
Canada, CBC/Radio-Canada, DECIEM and Rogers Communications will share
their on-the-ground experience and practical learnings from participating in
This session is geared towards companies and organizations
of all sizes. It will provide an introduction to the rapid screening landscape,
information on joining the Rapid Screening Consortium as a participant, and how
you can receive free access to a proven program that will help you get your
rapid screening system up and running as efficiently as possible.