Rapid COVID-19 Testing

RAPID COVID-19 TESTING

Rapid Testing Pop-Up Sites Downtown

 

**PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF JANUARY 17, 2022, THE DOWNTOWN HALIFAX RAPID TESTING POP-UP SITE HAS MOVED TO THE HALIFAX CENTRAL LIBRARY, 5440 SPRING GARDEN ROAD.**

 

Rapid COVID-19 Testing is taking place daily at the Halifax Central Library from 12 noon to 7 pm, Monday to Thursday; 11 am - 6 pm, Friday to Sunday. 

Dates and times may vary. Please click here for the most up to date information. 

 

Who can go to a Rapid COVID-19 Test Pop-Up?

Anyone can get a rapid COVID-19 test at these events if they are asymptomatic, and have not been identified as a close contact with a person that tested positive for COVID-19. If you have COVID-19 symtoms, or have been identified as a close contact, please complete the Nova Scotia Health Authority's online assessment tool to schedule a rapid test kit pick up. 

Find information for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 on a rapid test here: https://www.nshealth.ca/testedpositiveforcovid. 

Are there take-home test kits available?

Beginning December 27, 2021, most Nova Scotians who require COVID-19 testing will need to book an appointment to pick up a rapid test at a Testing Centre and take it home and perform themselves. To determine if you require a rapid test, you will complete the online assessment.

Nova Scotia Health COVID-19 Employment Opportunities

There are immediate paid employment opportunities to support COVID-19 activities across the province: https://www.nshealth.ca/covidjobs

Things to note about Rapid Tests:

  • If doing the rapid test on your own, it is important you follow the instructions for the brand or type of test.
  • Rapid testing is not PCR testing.
  • Rapid testing is not valid for travel-related isolation requirements.
  • Rapid testing is approved for all ages; for infants and children please adjust the way you use the test for the smaller nostril size as indicated on the testing instructions.

 

Link to DHBC's COVID-19 information page here

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