6 LCBO in London, Ontario. and Area to Offer Free Take-Home COVID-19 Rapid Tests – London | The Canadian News

People in London, Ontario will soon have better access to free COVID-19 rapid tests, and the province will announce that six local LCBOs will soon stock take-home rapid test kits.

An LCBO release stated that on Friday, December 17, free take-home trials will be available at all 100 participating LCBO stores across the province.

On Wednesday, the province announced that it would distribute two million rapid tests through emerging locations such as shopping malls, retail establishments, holiday markets, public libraries and transit centers, free of charge.

The six London locations, and one in Woodstock and Sarnia, are part of the province’s expansion that was initially only focused on the GTA.

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Kits are limited in quantity and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

LCBO locations are posted below.


  • Clarke and Dundas (Argyle Mall)
  • Hyde Park and Fanshawe Park Road
  • Richmond and Fanshawe Pk (Masonville)
  • Wellington and Bradley
  • Wonderland and Oxford
  • Wonderland and Southdale (Power Center)


  • Exmouth and Lambton Mall Road


A statement from the Middlesex-London Health Unit said it is pleased to learn that rapid antigen tests will be available in the Middlesex-London region.

Dr Alex Summers, Acting Health Medical Officer at Middlesex Health Unit in London, told reporters Thursday that the incidence of COVID-19 in the past seven days is increasing rapidly, with figures rising to 86 per 100,000 .

With the Omicron variant becoming the dominant variant in the region, Summers said that all new cases in the region are being treated as Omicron. Because of this, he said that any close contact with a positive case should be quarantined for 10 days, regardless of its vaccine status.

In addition to the availability of rapid antigen tests, MLHU notes that the availability of rapid tests will not alleviate the omicron threat in our community this holiday season.

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Summers also said that regardless of the rapid tests, people should not meet during the holidays.

– with files from Gabby Rodrigues of Global News

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