There are now two ways to be tested for the Covid-19 virus:
A nose swab can be used for anyone needing a Covid-19 test.
A nose swab will be used for infants and young children (less than 4 years old) or when a child/youth cannot swish and gargle.
This video from BC Children’s Hospital shows how a nose swab is done and things to do to make it easier:
Comfort Promise COVID-19 Rapid Testing Toolkit (.pdf)
Children or youth 4-18 years old may be able to have the gargle test if able to
Instruction Sheet (.pdf)
This video shows how the swish and gargle test is done:
Nova Scotia Online Self Assessment
Based on your answers to COVID-19 screening questions, you may need to enter some personal information. Nova Scotia Health or IWK will use this information to schedule a COVID-19 test.
Book a COVID-19 Test
Book online or call 811
Book a COVID-19 Vaccine
Book online or call 1-833-797-7772
Government of Nova Scotia
Up-to-date guidance and information on COVID-19