On March 31, 2021, the provincial government confirmed that spring break for Ontario elementary and post-secondary students will proceed from April 12-16, 2021. To support the safe return to in-person learning following the break, voluntary testing will be offered to students and education staff on a temporary basis from April 12-16.

  • The Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre will accept appointments from students and education staff for asymptomatic testing.¬†
  • Children attending¬†child care and staff at child care centres will also be eligible to access voluntary testing.
  • The 213 Ontario pharmacies that are currently providing COVID-19 testing services will continue to accept appointments to test asymptomatic teachers and educational staff.¬†
  • The Ministry of Education will work with school boards and testing partners to continue to offer targeted testing in schools to support the safe return to in-person learning after the break.

Ontario Health also states that the approach to testing will continue to evolve to meet changing needs.