We all have a role to play in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our communities – getting tested for COVID-19 is one of them. Thank you for being responsible and for taking steps towards protecting others and limiting the spread of the virus in our communities.
If you are waiting for your PCR test results or if you have tested positive on a Rapid Antigen Test, it’s important that you self-isolate and monitor your symptoms. Self-isolation is about protecting others and slowing down the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. It is crucial that anyone who tests positive, has symptoms, or who is exposed to COVID-19, limits the number of people they come into contact with for 5 to 10 days, depending on their age, vaccination status and whether or not they are immunocompromised.
The Ministry of Health’s website provides more detailed information about isolation, testing and close contact exposure. To learn more, click here.
You can also click here to view flowcharts that help breakdown isolation recommendations:
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive on a COVID-19 test, tell your close contacts that they have been exposed. A close contact is anyone you were less than two metres away from for at least 15 minutes, or multiple shorter lengths of time, without personal protective equipment in the 48 hours before your symptoms began or your positive test result, whichever came first. Close contacts in schools should follow the school-based guidance.
To check your COVID-19 test results online, please click HERE. It may take up to 5 days to get your results.
Below you will find a list of resources that will help support you as you self-isolate and monitor for symptoms. It also includes resources that may be helpful when you resume your regular activities.
For more information on the following topics, please click on the hyperlinks below:
- What to do while waiting for your test results
- How to self-isolate
- How to self-isolate when you live with other people
- How to self-monitor
- Coping with isolating during COVID-19
- Wearing and removing masks
- COVID attestation forms (forms that can be used instead of a doctor’s note for return to usual activities)
- How to identify your close contacts
- COVID-19 socializing guidelines