Please note our program in Brampton is now closed. If you require access to rapid tests, please see the list below for purchasing options.
Thank you to all businesses who participated in our PASP program.
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.
We are currently distributing the
BTNX Kits – see instructions here: https://www.ontariohealth.ca/sites/ontariohealth/files/2022-01/BTNXSelfScreeningInstructions.pdf
The BTNX kits come as 5 tests per
box. The number of boxes of tests you receive has automatically been
calculated based on the number of employees you indicated on your order
form. You will receive enough kits to test employees twice a week for four
weeks based on supply. The expiry on these kits is 01/01-2024
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
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.
- 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.