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.
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.
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 do not have to self-isolate if:
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.