Consumers can find peace of mind and feel confident to visit friends and family during the holidays with COVIDdetect do-it-yourself COVID-19 testing at home

Occupational medical testing leader launches rapid antigen testing kit consumer sales, offering industry-leading educational and training support

Ayr, Ont., December 1, 2021 – DriverCheck, the leading provider of workplace medical testing and assessments, has announced COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are now available for purchase through its COVIDdetect.ca online store to individuals and families in provinces across Canada including Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. The test kits come with access to a comprehensive online educational and training portal including extensive step-by-step video instructions for greater reassurance when conducting tests and reading results.

“With so many families concerned with gathering this holiday season, having COVID rapid antigen test kits at home will allow family members and friends to gather with greater confidence,” says Connor Page, Vice President of Strategy at DriverCheck. “COVIDdetect's online education and training portal for use with the Canada-approved COVID-19 rapid antigen tests is an additional tool to help give individuals confidence they’re performing the test accurately and peace of mind knowing they’re not spreading COVID-19.”

The BTNX Rapid Response™ COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test kit comes with five individual tests, each with its own packed swab and buffer solution. Priced at $58.75, the tests and accompanying online training and telephone support 7 days a week are a welcomed solution to parents, individuals and families who wish for nothing more than to gather safely during the holidays.

Antigen tests are most effective two days before the onset of symptoms and for the next three days after symptoms develop. The tests are relatively inexpensive when compared to PCR testing, offering results in 15-30 minutes, and are useful in at home screening and surveillance for COVID-19. To see a sample tutorial video of COVIDdetect, visit https://vimeo.com/587696707. COVIDdetect provides live support 7 days a week (6am-11pm ET Mon-Fri; 10am-11pm ET Sat & Sun) at 1-833-616-2100. Kits can be purchased at on COVIDdetect's online store at www.coviddetect.ca/products/rapid-covid-19-antigen-test-kit-5-pack.

For information on COVIDdetect’s testing solutions, visit COVIDdetect.ca or COVIDdetect's social accounts on Facebook (@COVIDdetect), Twitter (@COVIDdetectDC), LinkedIn (@coviddetect) and YouTube (DriverCheck).

DriverCheck, through its COVIDdetect service and brand, now offers BTNX Rapid Response™ COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Tests for consumers in many provinces across Canada. The company, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2021, provides comprehensive online training and telephone support for customers to ensure safe and reliable testing. Kits can be purchased online at coviddetect.ca.

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About COVIDdetect
Launched in 2021 as one of the most comprehensive DIY/at-home testing services for businesses, COVIDdetect is an extension of DriverCheck’s commitment to focus on good medicine and good health first, knowing the business’s wellbeing will follow. COVIDdetect combines Health Canada-approved COVID-19 test kits with an easy-to-use web-based software. The platform is the next evolution in COVID-19 testing, medical surveillance, vaccination tracking and enables participants to perform Do-it-Yourself (DIY) testing from the comfort and convenience of their homes, anytime, anywhere. COVIDdetect is also available as a stand-alone service or part of an onsite or in-clinic program. For more information, visit COVIDdetect.ca.

About DriverCheck
As Canada’s Fitness for Duty experts, DriverCheck’s company-wide purpose is to build a safer and healthier world. Founded in 1996, DriverCheck is the leading provider of workplace medical testing and assessments in Canada serving thousands of employers in a variety of industries including transportation, oil and gas, aviation, rail, mining, construction, healthcare, manufacturing, and forestry. DriverCheck conducts hundreds of thousands of medical tests annually, offering alcohol and drug testing, COVID-19 testing, occupational health services, medical cannabis review services, medical staffing, and injury management programs. The company is committed to being an educational leader in the fitness for duty sector. For more information, visit DriverCheck.ca

For more information:
Pénélope Carreau
Torchia Communications
Cell: 514 984-6123
penelope@torchiacom.com