Asymptomatic testing to continue during April break

Posted On Friday April 09, 2021

During the April break, Thames valley students and staff will continue to have opportunities to access asymptomatic COVID-19 testing through the Thames Valley District School Board. We will continue to work with the Ministry of Education and its testing partners to offer voluntary asymptomatic targeted testing for staff and students through a variety of testing approaches to support the safe return to in-person learning after the break. 

Asymptomatic targeted testing expansion
The following options will be available to staff and students in Thames Valley communities.

Mobile Testing Clinics

  • Mobile testing locations will continue to be communicated by schools.  Please keep an eye out for these testing locations and consider participating.

In-Pharmacy Testing:

Existing Pharmacies

  • For the week of April 12-18 only, pharmacies that currently offer asymptomatic testing for education staff, will now accept appointments from students.
  • Children attending child care located within schools will also be eligible to access this testing. Please check with your local pharmacy on minimum testing age.
  • While students/children can access testing in pharmacies for April 12-18 only, this testing will continue to be available for all staff.
  • To book an appointment, visit the Covid-19 Testing Locations website, and select “pharmacy” as your location type, with the booking details requested.

New Pharmacies

  • In addition to these pharmacies, Shoppers Drug Mart is also able to offer additional in-pharmacy Rapid Antigen Screening for students and staff beginning April 14, 2021
  • Please see Appendix for list of participating stores
  • To book an appointment, please contact the store directly.

Please see Appendix for a list of participating locations.

Assessment Centres

  • For the week of April 12-18, students and staff will also be able to access asymptomatic testing at local assessment centres.
  • Children attending child care located within schools, and child care staff, will also be eligible to access this testing.
  • This testing is only being offered to students, children and staff from April 12-18.
  • To book an appointment, visit the Covid-19 Testing Locations website, and select “assessment centre” as your location type, with the booking details requested

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