Testing, rapid screening and vaccination

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The Health Services COVID-19 Testing Assessment Centre is open to University of Waterloo students, employees, postdocs and their family members who live in the same household. 

Rapid antigen screening

The COVID-19 Rapid Antigen screening site is open and screening eligible asymptomatic employees and students. An appointment is required to be booked in the system, however same-day walk-in appointments are available if space permits.

Rapid antigen screening helps identify asymptomatic individuals infected with COVID-19 that regular screening protocols such as symptom screening might otherwise miss and therefore helps break the chain of transmission by preventing these individuals from unknowingly spreading COVID-19.

Please note that this screening is for asymptomatic employees and students only. Students and employees experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must contact the Health Services COVID-19 Testing Assessment Centre.

Before scheduling an appointment, please review the eligibility criteria below. 

Frequently asked questions

Everyone must conduct self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms and record their presence via Campus Check-In before arriving at the Rapid Antigen Screening site.


  • A vaccine centre is now open at Health Services and available to all students, employees, and family members of students and employees
  • All first year, upper year, graduate, and live-in student staff are required to be vaccinated with a Health Canada or World Health Organization approved vaccine to live in residence.