This Playbook is intended for organizations conducting rapid antigen, point-of-care screening (herein referred to as rapid antigen screening) in Canada. This guidance provides basic information only. It does not take the place of medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or legal advice.

Rapid antigen testing is used for screening purposes only and should NOT be used for diagnosis of COVID-19 infection or any other illness. Rapid antigen testing or screening does not prevent someone from getting COVID-19.

Rapid antigen screening can be thought of as a screening tool and does not replace public health measures such as symptom screening, physical distancing, masking, hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette. It also does not replace requirements to protect the health and safety of workers.

Any positive results from rapid antigen screening must be confirmed with laboratory-based testing.

Anyone who falls within the current Provincial testing guidance should continue to seek testing at available participating pharmacies, participating licensed community labs, and assessment centres.

In the event of any conflict between this guidance Playbook and any applicable legislation or orders or directives issued by Federal or Provincial health authorities, the legislation, order or directive prevails.

The material in this Playbook is provided on an ‘as is’ and “as available” basis, without any conditions, warranties or guarantees of any kind, whether express, implied, statutory or otherwise. CDL Rapid Screening Consortium (CDL RSC) does not give any condition, warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of information which is contained in this Playbook and excludes all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, to the extent permitted by law, any conditions of non-infringement, satisfactory quality, fitness for a specific or general purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill). CDL RSC does not accept any liability for any error or omission in this Playbook or for any resulting loss or damage suffered by the recipient or any other person. Reliance on any information contained in this Playbook or provided by CDL RSC, its members and their respective employees is solely at your own risk.

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