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Asymptomatic Testing Clinic at BCSS – April 7, 2021 

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Asymptomatic Testing Clinic at BCSS – April 7, 2021 

Voluntary Asymptomatic Testing is available for your child in your school community. Targeted testing is voluntary for asymptomatic students and staff and will help ensure that our schools remain a safe environment for all to learn and work in.   

When:  Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.   

WhereBernie Custis Secondary School, 1044 King St E, Hamilton, ON L8M 1E1 

Drop in when you can – NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED 

Participants can walk‐in to the location during the allocated testing time. 

Why is asymptomatic testing being recommended? 

Asymptomatic testing is an important layer of protection that helps to track and prevent the spread of COVID‐19. Increased testing may also help to reduce stress and anxiety related to the 

virus by identifying cases early and avoiding outbreaks. 

Who is eligible for asymptomatic testing? 

COVID‐19 testing is voluntary and only for asymptomatic individuals (those who are not experiencing any COVID‐19 symptoms.) Consent is required for student under 18 years old. 

The consent form is available on site. Students unaccompanied by a parent or guardian must bring signed consent. Download the consent form here: http://hwdsb.info/LifeLabConsent  

 Students and staff from the following schools, as well as all children and staff of child care and before‐and after school care programs associated with the following schools, are invited: 

  • Bernie Custis Secondary School  
  • Prince of Wales Elementary School  
  • Dr. Davey Elementary School  
  • Cathy Wever Elementary School  

  • Adelaide Hoodless Elementary School  
  • Memorial City Elementary School  
  • AM Cunningham Elementary School  
  • Queen Victoria Elementary School 


What are the details about the test? 

The test process is very simple and safe and the collection site will be staffed by professionals who will be following a multitude of safety parameters. LifeLabs uses a swab similar to a Q‐tip 

that is inserted into the front part of the nostril and rotated for fifteen seconds (per nostril). After the sample is collected, the test results will then be available within 24‐48 hours on 

LifeLabs WorkClear Thrive application. Learn more: http://hwdsb.info/LifeLabs  

Thank you for considering this voluntary opportunity. We appreciate the support as we look at all enhanced public health measures.   

Voluntary targeted COVID-19 testing is a partnership between Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, Hamilton Public Health Services, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.    

Questions: Contact your child’s school or HWDSB, 905‐527‐5092 or email info@hwdsb.on.ca. 

Updated on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
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