Effective July 11, 2021, Saskatchewan entered Step Three of the Re-Opening Roadmap and the public health order relative to COVID-19 was lifted. All restrictions related to the public health order were removed as of that date.

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When to Get Tested

Universal Testing

If you are symptomatic, get tested for COVID-19 immediately.

Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are mild, should get tested immediately. Anyone who receives a negative test result but continues to experience COVID-19 symptoms should be retested. Getting tested and knowing your status is an important step to protecting yourself and others against COVID-19.

You can get a referral to a community testing centre by phoning:

  • HealthLine 811
  • Your family physician
  • Your nurse practitioner

In Regina, Saskatoon, Yorkton and Prince Albert, you can also get tested at a drive-thru testing site without a referral or appointment. See drive-thru information.

Please call your family physician or HealthLine 811 if you have questions regarding COVID-19 and your health. HealthLine 811 can help you with screening for COVID-19 to determine if a test is recommended for you and refer you for testing if indicated.

Testing continues to be strongly recommended for:

  • Anyone who has unexplained new or worsening symptoms (even mild symptoms) that may include one or more of the following:
    • fever
    • cough
    • headache
    • muscle and/or joint aches and pains
    • sore throat
    • chills
    • runny nose
    • nasal congestion
    • conjunctivitis
    • dizziness
    • fatigue
    • nausea/vomiting
    • diarrhea
    • loss of appetite (difficulty feeding for children)
    • loss of sense of taste or smell
    • shortness of breath
    • difficulty breathing

Your local public health official may also advise you to be tested if you have been identified as being at risk following contact with someone known or suspected of having COVID-19, or if you have been identified as being at high risk due to the active spread of COVID-19 in your workplace or community. Public health will contact you if you need to be tested under these circumstances.

Anyone can get tested for COVID-19. Remember, you don't have to feel sick to have COVID-19. You could be infected with the virus and have no symptoms which can then spread to other people. Getting tested is an important step to protecting yourself and others against COVID-19. Getting vaccinated offers the best protection.

Testing Prioritization

Currently, anyone can request testing. However, testing is prioritized for symptomatic individuals. There is an established criteria placing higher priority on referrals that are most urgent. Test sites will prioritize booking tests for symptomatic patients, those directed by contact tracing teams or MHOs and select other groups.

Asymptomatic testing remains available. High rates of testing allow public health to track transmission in our province; effective contact investigations will prevent additional COVID-19 cases.

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are mild, get tested as soon as possible. Anyone who receives a negative test result but continues to experience symptoms should be retested. Getting tested and knowing your status is an important step to protecting yourself and others against COVID-19. 

If you have questions about COVID-19, you can:

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