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  • Testing for COVID-19


    Important message

    Due to an increase in the number of infections, PCR tests in testing centres are now limited to some priority groups This hyperlink will open in a new window. (in French only).

    Access to testing 

    Anyone with COVID-19-like symptoms should immediately isolate themselves and use the rapid tests available at pharmacies.  If they cannot access these tests, they must consider themselves to have COVID-19 and follow the isolation guidelines in effect. Some individuals may be able to access a PCR test at a screening clinic according to ministerial priorities (e.g., health care workers who are in contact with users). 

    Reminder of prevention measures 

    • Frequently wash your hands 
    • Monitor yourself for symptoms 
    • Do activities outdoors as much as possible 
    • Properly ventilate indoor spaces  
    • Keep a distance of two metres or more from others 
    • Ensure everyone is constantly wearing a good-quality mask 
    • Only come into contact with others when essential 

    For more information about current measures, visit  https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus 

    Rapid testing

    Information about the rapid screening test

    For more information, please consult the /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText rapid home testing page from the Government of Quebec's website.

    Community organizations

    All community organizations have access to rapid tests for their employees with symptoms compatible with COVID19. The order form has been sent to all the organisations. For any questions or comments on this subject, the heads of organizations can refer to their CISSS de Laval respondent.

    Early childhood center, daycare, educational childcare service 

    If you are responsible of an early childhood center, daycare or an educational childcare service targeted by the implementation of rapid testing for children with symptoms, you have received an email explaining how the rapid tests will be delivered to you for your environment. Deliveries will take place during the week of December 6, 2021.

    If you have not received an email from our supply team and you are responsible of an early childhood center, a daycare, an educational childcare service, a drop-in-daycare or if you are a recognized person with a daycare environment targeted by the rapid testing measures, please complete this Ouvre un lien interne dans la fenêtre couranteregistration form.  A member of our team will contact you and tests will be delivered to you.

    Home childcare services

    If you are responsible for a home childcare service and you wish to obtain the test boxes, please contact your coordinating office who will receive all the tests necessary for distribution to the services for which they are responsible.

    All the information concerning the use of the tests is available on the page /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextRapid testing in educational childcare services (COVID-19) from the Government of Quebec's website.

    Instructions for the person in isolation

    General public 

    The recommended isolation time for people with COVID-19-like symptoms may be reduced from 10 to 5 days for anyone in the general population who has received two vaccination doses or has a valid vaccine passport. A person may come out of isolation after 5 days only if their symptoms have decreased and they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours.  

    The person must wear a mask for the following 5 days and keep a physical distance of 2 metres from everyone at all times and in all places, including private homes. It is also important for these individuals not to eat or drink near others who do not have COVID-19. 

    If these conditions cannot be met, the person must remain isolated for 10 days. 

    Workers 

    The recommendations are the same as for the general population, except for health care workers who come into contact with usersIn this case, they must isolate for at least 7 days before returning to work. However, they only need to isolate for 5 days before going out in public spaces. 

    All workers, no matter where they work, must take breaks by themselves and eat their meals alone. 

    If these conditions cannot be met, the person must remain isolated for 10 days. 

    High-risk contacts 

    People who have had high-risk contact with a person with COVID-19-like symptoms (i.e., anyone living in the same household, sexual partners, or couples not living together) must isolate for 5 days if they have had two vaccine doses or have a valid vaccine passport.  

    The person must wear a mask for the following 5 days and keep a physical distance of 2 metres from everyone at all times and in all places, including private homes. It is also important for these individuals not to eat or drink near others who do not have COVID-19 

    If all the necessary conditions cannot be met, the person must remain isolated for 10 days. 

    Other types of contact 

    For other types of contact, i.e., coming into contact with a person with COVID-19-like symptoms  for over 15 minutes while not wearing a mask, people must monitor their symptoms for 10 days. They do not need to isolate if they have had two vaccine doses or if they have a valid vaccine passport and are symptom free. 

    Testing clinics in Laval

    Place and schedule 

    CDD Place du souvenir
    /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText 1, Place du souvenir, Laval QC  H7V 3Z4

    With appointment

    Monday to Sunday
    9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

    CDD Pont-Viau  (near Guzzo cinema)

    /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText1037 Boulevard des Laurentides, Laval, QC  H7G 2W2

    With appointment

    Monday to Sunday
    7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Last update: January 11th, 2021

    Request for results

    We are currently experiencing exceptional traffic in our testing clinics. Normally, results are given within 24 hours. Currently, the delay is approximately 72 to 96 hours. We are sorry for this situation.

    Although results are normally communicated as soon as possible after the screening test, it is possible that some results are delayed, or that the contact details of the person who took the test may be incorrect.

    If you have not received your result after 48 hours of waiting, you can complete /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altText a request for results online.

    Get a hard copy of your result

    To obtain a hard copy of your result, please contact the CLSC medical records service at 450 668-1010, extension 64920.

    IMPORTANT: You must have received a call from the nurse indicating your outcome before making this request.

    Instructions for travellers during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Leaving Canada

    Some countries require medical certificates or COVID-19 tests from travellers and nationals upon arrival. These requirements are not an indication for testing in Québec. Certificates are not covered by the Régie d'assurance maladie du Québec.

    The following private laboratories are recognized by the Laboratoire de Santé publique du Québec and have agreed to carry out the tests and issue the certificates prescribed for travellers and nationals. You can contact these laboratories directly to get tested or contact a specimen collection centre which will confirm whether or not the centre has the test done by a recognized laboratory.  

    List of volunteer laboratories

    For more information, please consult : https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/instructions-for-travellers-covid19/

    Questions about your health

    Call 1 877 644-4545 (toll free) if the following symptoms appear or become more severe:

    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or chest pain
    • Severe diarrhea or vomiting
    • Unusual severe fatigue

    Don't forget to mention that you are someone under investigation for COVID-19. If it is recommended that you consult in a healthcare setting, you will be told where, how and what precautions to take to get there (eg: use of personal transport or an ambulance, wearing a mask).