Testing

You should use a rapid test at home, if available. If you don’t have any, follow the Instructions for people with COVID-19.

PCR tests in testing centres are now limited to some priority groups.

Period of self-isolation

You are waiting for a test

You must self-isolate until you have received your test result and follow the instructions that apply to your result.

You have had a COVID-19 test

If you get a positive result:

Refer to the page Instructions for people with COVID-19.

If you get a negative result after using a rapid test at home:

Refer to the page Rapid home testing.

If you get a negative result after getting a test at a screening test centre:

You may resume your usual activities if your health allows it and you are not a traveller who has returned to Canada less than 14 days ago and you have not been exempted from quarantine.

You have not been tested for COVID-19

If you decide not to get a screening test for COVID-19 or you do not have acces to it, you must self-isolate at home and follow the recommendations in the Instructions for people with COVID-19 page.

If you are a health worker, you should contact your place of work for instructions on when and how to end your quarantine and return to work.

Instructions for those living in your household

If you get a positive result or you have not been tested, other occupants of your home should follow the Instructions for people who have been in contact with a case of COVID-19.