Program is on pause due to global supply issues
Temporary delays in accessing free rapid antigen tests.
The province is experiencing a high demand for rapid antigen tests. We appreciate your patience as there are delays in accessing free rapid antigen tests. To receive updates as it is released, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook
Small business access to tests at select Shoppers Drug Mart Locations:
The Government of Canada is working in collaboration with Shoppers Drug Mart at select locations in Ontario to make test kits available. These locations may also be experiencing temporary depleted availability of tests. For more information click here
Note: Shoppers Drug Mart will be charging a handling fee of $14.00 per kit of 25 tests.
***Due to limited inventory of rapid antigen test kits, Shoppers Drug Mart will not be
processing new applications from employers in the province of Ontario at the
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 free access to rapid screening kits so you can administer a workplace screening program and includes access to a safe disposal program. This opportunity is open to organizations with 150 or fewer employees.
For businesses with over 150 employees, please order directly from the Ontario government portal.
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.
The City of Brampton is currently distributing the BD Veritor ™ Plus System
Self-Administered Rapid Testing for Employees **Analyzer not required for the
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).
- You MUST provide your confirmation email and order number at pick up, or your order will NOT be fulfilled.
- 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
Special Update: Disposal
Ontario has a strict regulatory
framework governing the safe management and disposal of hazardous waste.
Waste generated from rapid test kits is considered hazardous
waste and requires proper management and disposal. We understand
that not all businesses have access to or the ability to dispose of this waste
through an approved facility, as it can be a costly expense for a small
The City of Brampton
is delighted to announce that the Ontario government has identified a key
partner to service and support the Provincial Antigen Screening Program in
Brampton. In addition to providing you with FREE Antigen Test Kits, Daniel’s
Health, a local Brampton business, will be providing participating businesses
with safe and efficient services to handle all your biohazard waste (used rapid
tests) at no charge. The cost of these services is being funded solely by
the Province of Ontario
IMPORTANT REMINDER: City of Brampton staff is administering this program. Please remember to be patient and kind to all staff members during this process. Please do not show up to pick up your tests without scheduling
a pick-up time. You MUST provide your
confirmation email and order number at pick up, or your order will NOT be
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.