Over 1 million voluntary self-testing kits are being made available from the week of October 18th in Saskatchewan.
They will be distributed free of charge at various fire halls, local chambers of commerce, and SHA testing and assessment centres.
More than 360,000 tests will be provided to First Nations communities across the province.
Schools will get a fresh supply of 720,000 tests, and the remainder will be sent to other areas of the SHA’s Test to Protect Program including living facilities like long-term care, personal care homes, correctional facilities, shelters, group homes, and to healthcare workers and businesses that are registered with the SHA for a workplace surveillance program.
The testing kits are not individually packaged, but are in bundles and will be distributed quickly. They will be made available first come, first served with one kit per household at this time.
A list of locations to get self testing kits can be found by clicking on this link. It will be updated as kits are delivered and new sites participate.
These home testing kits are distributed for workplace or asymptomatic surveillance will not be accepted for the negative test requirement, as part of the proof of vaccination or negative test result policy.
Those negative test results must be purchased from the approved provider list.