Day-8 Testing: Switch Health Test

by Nathan Couvillon

As of April 23, 2021, workers arriving in Canada will move to a day-8 test, which will help identify positive cases and allow the sequencing of variants of concern sooner. This will also help to ensure results are received by the end of the 14-day quarantine period. For those who arrive in Canada before April 23, 2021, the test will remain on day-10.

Please also find attached updated guidance from Switch Health to ensure workers and employers can schedule and complete appointments with ease.

[DOWNLOAD] SwitchHealthTFW_EN.pdf

Switch Health will have additional staff to help meet the demand of the temporary increase in appointments that this adjustment will create. IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE TO ADMINSTER YOUR TEST, PLEASE CONTACT RICHARD AT LEE@OGVG.COM. A mobile rapid testing unit (MRTU) may be able to assist in administering your day-8 test.

If you have any questions about the testing process, please contact the dedicated TFW line for Switch Health at 1 888-511-4501 or by e-mail: TFW-Canada@SwitchHealth.ca

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