COVID-19 rapid tests available in Mississauga at Square One, and Dixie and Sandalwood plazas


Published December 16, 2021 at 10:29 am

Mississauga residents who want to pick up a free COVID-19 rapid test or get tested on-site can do so in the coming days at Square One Shopping Centre, Dixie Plaza and Sandalwood Square.

The availability of test sites and test kits comes as part of the Ontario government’s latest response to surging cases of the virus due to the onset of the Omicron variant.

Ontario has made available two million rapid test kits to be provided free of charge through mid-January at pop-up testing sites in high-traffic settings such as malls, other retail areas, holiday markets, public libraries and transit hubs.

In Mississauga, test kits and on-site testing are available for people who are asymptomatic and have not recently been in contact with someone with COVID-19.

The following pop-up locations are offering those services:

  • Square One: Thursday and Friday, during mall hours
  • Dixie Plaza: Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the GO-VAXX mobile clinic
  • Sandalwood Square (30-70 Bristol Rd. E.): Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the GO-VAXX mobile clinic

Ontario government officials remind people that the pop-up site tests and test kits are not for people showing symptoms of the virus. The tests are an additional screening tool only for asymptomatic people, and are not for diagnostic purposes.

Test kits are limited to one per person and people visiting the pop-up sites must wear a mask and follow other public health measures on-site.

Take-home rapid tests will also be available at select LCBO stores, starting with the busiest stores this week and with more stores being added in the coming days.

Pop-up teams will be deployed at nearly 50 locations across the province, including some co-located with GO-VAXX mobile vaccine buses.

Ontario government officials say the holiday season testing blitz is intended to provide an additional layer of protection against COVID-19 and the Omicron variant.

The undertaking is part of the Province’s Enhanced COVID-19 Testing Strategy.

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