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.

Change or Cancel Your COVID‑19 Test 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 change or cancel your appointment up to 6 hours prior to your appointment time.

The COVID-19 test detects if the virus is in your nose or throat. Testing will tell you whether you have COVID-19 at the time of your test, even if you are not showing symptoms.

It is important that you understand what to do while you await your tests results, and what it means if your COVID-19 test is positive or negative.

You are legally required to self-isolate for any of the following reasons:

  • you test positive for COVID-19.
  • you have a cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose, or sore throat (for adults) or cough, fever, shortness of breath (for children) that is not related to a pre-existing illness or health condition and you have not been tested or are awaiting test results.
  • you are a close contact of someone known to have COVID-19.
  • you have returned from travel outside Canada within the last 14 days.

If you are a close contact of a case, or returned from travel outside of Canada in the last 14 days, you must continue to self-isolate for the full 14 days, even if you have a negative test result.

You do not have to self-isolate if any of the following apply, AND you are not a close contact of a case or returned from travel outside of Canada in the last 14 days:

  • 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

Remember to continue to practice physical distancing, frequent hand washing, and to stay home when sick.

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

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