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

Saara Chaudry
Story by Saara Chaudry and CBC Kids News • 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.

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About the Contributor

Saara Chaudry
Saara Chaudry
CBC Kids News Contributor
Saara 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 Grade 12 student from Toronto played Little Cosette in Les Miserables, Howie on Max & Shred, Dana's older sister on Dino Dana, and Martina Crowe on The Mysterious Benedict Society. Outside of film and media, Saara is an award-winning international debater and public speaker. She is the current Ontario Debate and Public Speaking Champion. She is also a vociferous advocate for gender and racial equality, as well as girls' education. Saara was recently appointed a UNICEF Canada Youth Advocate in 2020.

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