COVID-19 Self-Assessment for Albertans

Use this self-assessment tool to help determine whether you need to be tested for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself or on behalf of someone else, if they are not able.

Modify an Appointment

If you have already scheduled an appointment for COVID-19 testing, please do not complete the self-assessment again before attending your test appointment. You can cancel or reschedule your appointment up to 24 hours prior to your appointment time.

Testing will tell you whether you have COVID-19 at the time of your test, even if you are not showing symptoms. Testing will not tell you whether you have previously had COVID-19. It will also not tell you whether or not you have any immunity to COVID-19.

If your test result indicates that you do not have COVID-19, you must still practice physical distancing.

If you have questions about COVID-19 or novel coronavirus, please visit the following resources:

The COVID-19 test detects if the virus is in your nose or mouth. It is important that you understand what it means if your COVID-19 test is positive.

You are legally required to self-isolate if:

  • you test positive for COVID-19.
  • you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition.
  • you have been in contact with someone known to have COVID-19.
  • you have travelled outside Canada within the last 14 days.

You do not have to self-isolate if:

  • you are awaiting asymptomatic test results.
  • you have no symptoms of illness.
  • you have symptoms of illness that are related to a pre-existing illness or health condition.
  • you have tested negative for COVID-19.
  • you have tested negative for COVID-19 and have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition. We do always suggest you stay home when sick with any illness, until symptoms resolve; however, if your COVID test is negative, this is not legally required.

For complete isolation requirement details, including minimum isolation periods, please visit: https://www.alberta.ca/isolation.aspx

Very rarely, the COVID-19 test is falsely positive. This means you do not have the virus and you cannot pass it to anyone. There is no way to tell if a false positive result is wrong.

By taking the self-assessment and asking for a test, you are acknowledging that you understand the information above.

Launch self-assessment

 

© Alberta Health Services 2020 Terms of Use Privacy Statement