The Public Health Department is now providing free home covid 19 tests. These tests are for persons not required to test as part of our covid-19 testing policy but would still like an extra sense of security. (For example, vaccinated individuals who have recently traveled to high-risk countries and would like to exercise self-responsibility by testing 5 days after return.
Please Note: A Self-Test does not replace required testing that is par the Saba’s Public Health Measures; for example, the day 2 and day 5 testing or end of quarantine testing, these tests will still take place at the covid-19 testing center.
Do not use A Self-Test if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms. If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms such as cough, fever, or sore throat, please contact Saba Cares at 416.3288.
You can easily use the Flowflex Rapid Antigen test at home. When used properly, with close adherence to the instructions, this test effectively identifies an infection of SARS-CoV-2. The test requires you to take a nose swab, and you can receive results within 15 minutes.
The free Self-Tests, along with detailed instructions for use, can be obtained at the Saba Wellness Pharmacy, open Monday – Friday between 9:00 am, and 5:00 pm and Saturday from 10 am to noon.
These Self-Tests are not approved for use as a travel test, as most countries require a full lab report or a self-test monitored by a healthcare professional.
How to Perform a Self-Test
You are strongly encouraged to watch the short instruction video before you perform the test :
If the test results are positive, you should isolate yourself and immediately contact Public Health at 416-6013.