COVID-19 Rapid Testing

If you have COVID symptoms, have travelled, have visited a potential exposure location or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive please book a test through one of our primary assessment centres here.  Please note that "rapid" results are not available at most of our primary assessment centres.

Rapid testing is offered for people who:

  • Are over 16
  • do not have symptoms
  • have not travelled
  • have not visited a potential exposure location
  • have not been in contact with someone who has tested positive

Upcoming rapid testing dates and locations     ​​​

Tuesday, August 3

  • Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax, (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 -703 Main St, Cole Harbour, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Mobile Pop Up Unit- Kiwanis Graham Grove Park (45 Grahams Grove) from 12-6:30pm

Wednesday, August 4

  • Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax, (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Alderney Gate, 60 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 - 703 Main St, Cole Harbour, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Centennial Arena, 27 Vimy Ave, Halifax (DIRECTIONS), from 3 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, August 5

  • Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax, (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Alderney Gate, 60 Alderney Dr., Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Dartmouth Summer Sunshine Concert Series, 94 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 - 703 Main St, Cole Harbour, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Friday, August 6

  • Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax, (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Dartmouth Summer Sunshine Concert Series, 94 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160 - 703 Main St, Cole Harbour, from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Centennial Arena, 27 Vimy Ave, Halifax (DIRECTIONS), from 3 to 8 p.m.
  • The Hall, 44 King St, Parrsboro (DIRECTIONS), from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 7

  • Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St, Halifax, (DIRECTIONS) from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Dartmouth Summer Sunshine Concert Series, 94 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from 6 to 8 p.m.

Sunday, August 8

  • Dartmouth Summer Sunshine Concert Series, 94 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth (DIRECTIONS) from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

You will receive a text with your negative result. If you do not receive your negative result, please reply to the text you received upon registration for rapid testing.

If you test positive, you will be notified and sent for a standard COVID-19 test.

It’s important to note: A negative result on the rapid test is not a guarantee. You could still develop or be exposed to COVID-19 in the coming days. As such, it’s important to continue to protect yourself and others by continuing to wear a mask, washing your hands, maintaining social/physical distance and sticking to a small social bubble.

Please be aware that due to high volumes, you may experience a long wait outside. Please dress for conditions. People with mobility challenges may wish to pre-book appointments at standard primary assessment centres.