WATCH — What’s it like to get a COVID-19 test?

Saara Chaudry
Story by Saara Chaudry • CBC Kids News • Published 2020-09-17 06:00

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:


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About the Contributor

Saara Chaudry
Saara Chaudry
CBC Kids News Contributor
Saara Chaudry is passionate about having a positive impact on the world, whether it's within her community, on the big screen or in her role as a CBC Kids News contributor. The 16-year-old from Toronto played Little Cosette in Les Miserables, Howie on Max & Shred and Dana's older sister on Dino Dana. She was also the voice of Parvana in The Breadwinner, the feature film nominated for an Oscar, along with the Golden Globe and Canadian Screen awards.

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