Ontario government is providing free rapid test kits to small employers


 May 12, 2021


The Provincial Antigen Screening Program provides free rapid antigen test kits to high-risk communities, organizations and essential workplaces, including construction.


Members should be aware that the agreement requires:

Section 4: The Participant shall:

    1. Ensure that the Test Kits are:
      1. Used only for the purposes of the Program.
      2. Not resold or distributed to any other person.
    2. Report Program data regarding use of the Test Kits through the Health Data Collection Service, at least once every seven (7) calendar days.
    3. In providing COVID-19 point-of-care antigen testing to individuals using the Test Kits at the Participant’s site, ensure compliance with all applicable laws, provincial or federal directives, and provincial or federal guidance, including:
      1. Ministry of Health COVID-19 Guidance: Considerations for Rapid Antigen Screening.
      2. Public Health Infection, Prevention and Control (IPAC) guidelines.
    4. Supply, at the Participant’s own cost, the appropriate human resources and all equipment and supplies (other than the Test Kits themselves) required to perform the COVID-19 point-of-care antigen testing using the Test Kits at the Participant’s site.
  1. Ensure that the person performing COVID-19 point-of-care antigen testing using the Test Kits at the Participant’s site is a health professional or trained individual that has the appropriate knowledge, skills, judgment, and oversight to perform the test correctly.


Learn more about COVID-19 testing for organizations.