Screening Program

The StaySafe™ Rapid Antigen Screening Program aims to help businesses and communities operate safely so that we can stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep the economy open

We’re in this together

Get a free rapid test today

Find a Screening Pop-up location near you (Asymptomatic Only). Get out, get tested for free, and get back to what matters knowing that you’re safe.

No pre-registration necessary – drop-ins only.

No health card or ID required. You just need yourself and a phone number where you can be reached!

(Please note that we CAN’T provide official documentation, for events, flights, etc.)

Free for Businesses

Order FREE screening kits for your business

Order them here for pickup at the Tannery Event Centre – 151 Charles St. W, Kitchener or Destination Stratford – 47 Downie St, Stratford.

Order them here for pickup at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce – 750 Hespeler Rd, Cambridge.

The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and Communitech are also helping small and medium sized businesses directly access screening kits and implement rapid screening programs for their employees.

The kits will be packaged onsite for pickup by businesses who have ordered up to a two-week supply, based on twice weekly screening of their employees, and are to be used for self-swabbing in the workplace under the guidance of health and safety protocols.

(This program is for companies that have 150 employees or less. Companies have more than 150 employees should apply through the Provincial Antigen Screening Program

We Offer Rapid Screening Full Service

A first-class rapid COVID-19 screening service for small and medium sized companies (less than 150 employees) in Waterloo Region who do not have the time or resources to develop screening programs for their business.

View the PDF file for details. Please note that the contact info in the PDF is for the Full Service only, for all other inquiries, please use the Contact Form.

Full Service
Get Involved

Want to get involved with StaySafe™ rapid testing?

Become a StaySafe™ Ambassador

If you’ve tried rapid testing and want to get more people on board, we invite you to sign up as a StaySafe™ Ambassador.

We’ll give you a free supply of rapid test kits to use at your own discretion. All we ask is that you spread the good word about why rapid testing is important!

Encourage your workplace to sign up to keep you and your colleagues safe. Do a test with your boss. Show them how easy it is and that it does not hurt! Demo how easy screening is on Instagram Live. Record your rapid testing TikTok. Tweet about it with #StaySafeAmbassador. How you share is up to you! But please share and promote and encourage all workplaces to deploy rapid tests to keep us safe.

(Rapid tests kits for StaySafe™ Ambassadors are ONLY available for pickup from the Tannery Event Centre in Kitchener. Other locations listed are Chambers supporting local businesses, NOT for the Ambassador Program.)

To become a StaySafe™ Ambassador, fill out the inquiry form:

Running a StaySafe™ Pop-up in Your Community

Are you interested in bringing rapid testing to your sports team, association, or community group? We can help!

StaySafe™ is providing free rapid testing pop-up kits with all the supplies you need to run your own rapid screening operations.

How does it work?

  • We provide you with rapid screening pop-up protocols, a supply of rapid tests, and other materials you need to run testing for your group.
  • If your rapid screening pop-up is available to the general public, let us know where you’ll be and when – we will list your location on our website.
  • Following our guidelines, test your community group before your planned gathering. All you need is two volunteers, an area to run screening, and a cell phone!
  • Anyone who tests positive is directed to self-isolate immediately and visit a public testing facility for a PCR test to confirm.
  • After your pop-up, report your results back to the StaySafe program so that we can track virus progression in the Region.
  • If you need a refill of rapid tests or any other supplies, reach out to StaySafe and we’ll be happy to help!

(Rapid tests kits for StaySafe™ Ambassadors are ONLY available for pickup from the Tannery Event Centre in Kitchener. Other locations listed are Chambers supporting local businesses, NOT for the Ambassador Program.)

To request a pop-up kit, fill out the inquiry form:

Download the Workplace Screening Guide.

Visit StaySafe™ at Work site for the Rapid Workplace Screening Guide, FAQ, and other resources.

Become a StaySafe™ Volunteer

StaySafe™ Volunteers operate the Screening Kits Pickup Program at the Tannery Event Centre in Kitchener. They also work on special projects such as the StaySafe™ Screening Bus in Spring 2021 and Pop-up Screening (Do Not Apply here to join the Ambassador program, instead, visit this link.).

Please apply if you’d like join our team and help the community:


Interested in participating?

Interesting in setting up rapid screening at your business? Fill out the form and we’ll be in touch.

(Please read the FAQ Page first before contacting us.)

Tannery Event Centre Pickup Location

151 Charles St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1H6

Volunteer Operation Hours:
   10am – 3pm
   Monday – Friday Except Holidays
(You are welcome to pickup anytime during open hours, no need to reschedule. Please have the order number ready before entering.)

We are closed on:
   Friday, Oct 8, 2021
   Monday, Oct 11, 2021
   Friday, Dec 24, 2021 to New Year

Tannery Event Centre
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