Online COVID-19 door screening option continues to expand

Beginning today, patients and visitors entering the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow will be able to complete an online COVID-19 door screening assessment prior to entering the facility.

This easy-to-use online option can reduce the time it takes to enter the facility by having those wishing to enter answer a series of questions online instead of at the door. People will still have to show their screening result at the entrance, but would not have to answer the questions again if they receive a PASS result.

This online option is an expansion of a pilot project that started with the Victoria General site in Halifax in April and has since been expanded to St. Martha’s Regional Hospital in Antigonish and Colchester East Hants Health Centre (CEHHC) in Truro.

It is gradually expanding across the province and may become more widely available.

Anyone planning to enter the VG site, St Martha’s, CEHHC and Aberdeen can go to https://fastpass.nshealth.ca/ to fill out the screening assessment tool. The online screening is NOT available at other Nova Scotia Health facilities at this time.

Patients and visitors will still need to show their screening results (either from their smartphone or a printed copy) when entering the hospital.

In-person, on-site door screening will still be an option at all sites.

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