Government Announces Changes To Mandatory Order Regarding Rapid Test Results

Posted: October 28, 2021


The Premier announced earlier today that as of tomorrow, Friday, October 29th, test results will not need to be collected at school.   Here is the information from today’s press release:


Changes to mandatory order regarding rapid test results

Beginning tomorrow, unvaccinated students who are required to take rapid tests at home because they have been identified as a close contactwithin a school setting will no longer need to present their negative result to their school each day.

As a result of this change, the mandatory order has been updated to include a provision that falsifying or deliberately misrepresenting the results of a rapid test will be a fineable offence.

It they have two negative rapid test results, the child can return to school.

If the results are positive, it is the parents’ responsibility to ensure that a PCR test is booked immediately through Public Health to confirm the results. The child must isolate until they receive a negative PCR test result.

Thank you.