WATCH — What’s it like to get a COVID-19 test?
Say hello to the swab
If you’re experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, it may be time to get tested.
On Sept. 17, officials in B.C. announced that kids in that province are going to get access to a new kind of test that involves rinsing, gargling and spitting out a special liquid.
But for most kids in Canada, getting tested means getting a swab in your nose.
Getting a test
In some parts of the country, you have to book a test online or by phone.
In other places, you can’t make an appointment. You have to line up at a testing centre instead.
What does a swab test feel like? And what do the results mean?
Watch this video to learn more.
Be sure to watch these videos for more information about COVID-19:
- How are vaccines made?
- What is the second wave?
- What is contact tracing?
- Can pets get sick from the coronavirus?
TOP IMAGE CREDIT: (Allison Cake/CBC)