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Table 1 Timeline of key COVID assessment centre announcements in Ontario during study period

From: Socioeconomic and immigration status and COVID-19 testing in Toronto, Ontario: retrospective cross-sectional study

Date Announcement Reference
March 12/20 COVID assessment centres opened at six locations in Ontario [7]
May 24/20: Premier recommended ‘everyone gets a test’ [8]
Sept 23/20: Asymptomatic people could access tests at private pharmacies [9]
Sept 24/20 Testing at assessment centres restricted to those with symptoms of COVID or close contacts or who are at high risk [10]
Oct 2/20 All Ontario COVID assessment centres switched to ‘by appointment only’ [11]