Negative COVID-19 test results can now be delivered by email: NSHA

COVID-19

Nova Scotians who are tested for COVID-19 will now be given the option to receive their results by email if the result is negative.

The Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) says anyone registering at a primary assessment centre will be asked to provide their email address.

An email will be sent if the result is negative, with the person directed to a website where they can use their Nova Scotia health card number to review their result.

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 will continue to be delivered by phone, as will negative test results for those who don't provide an email address.

The NSHA says more than 60 staff have been delivering test results to more than 40,000 Nova Scotians by phone, the majority of which given within the 48 to 72 hour range.