RCC hosted Iain Klugman, CEO of Communitech on our Wednesday Member Town Hall Briefings where he shared how retail businesses can get free COVID-19 rapid test kits. These free kits are available to any retailer in Canada.
To apply for free test kits, complete an Interest Form (excel template available in English/French). Send the completed form to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any confidential information should be marked accordingly.
Following your submission, Health Canada will review the information, request any clarifications and place a fulfilment order with Public Services and Procurement Canada. Test kits are expected to arrive within 3 to 5 business days from the fulfillment order date.
For Ontario, free test kits are particularly useful. Unlike other provinces that require a medical professional to administer the test, Ontario’s antigen screening guidance allows for employees to self-administer tests. This means that the test kits are free and that the testing/processing can be done using existing personnel.
Rapid screening implementation resources:
- Rapid tests for COVID-19 screening in the workplace
- Communitech – Guidance for Rapid Workplace Screening
- Creative Destruction Lab – Rapid Screening Consortium – they have protocols and guidance they can provide upon request.
- General information: