COVID-19 Testing for Students
By testing, we will help to stop the spread of this virus and keep our school and community as safe as possible. The test is voluntary, but we would encourage everyone who is attending school to take it.
We will be testing students who want to participate from the 1st September 2021. Students will be tested twice.
Those taking the test will be supervised by trained staff. The ‘lateral flow’ tests are quick and easy using a swab of your nose. Staff will oversee the swab process. See picture below which shows how to take your test, along with a video guide:
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When will the testing take place?
A separate email will be sent to you with your child’s specific testing times, along with more details about how the process works.
What if my child tests positive?
If a student tests positive on a lateral flow device, they will need to self-isolate and follow the guidance from NHS Test and Trace. Results (which take around half an hour from testing) will be shared directly with parents/carers. You will be informed by 5pm the same day if the result is positive.
What happens if the test is negative?
Pupils who test negative will be able to return to school and resume their activities as normal. Parents/legal guardians will be informed of negative test results via text/email from NHS Test and Trace.
How will home testing work?
After the initial two tests at school, students will be able to test at home twice a week. More information will be updated here shortly.
What if my child develops symptoms?
This testing programme at school is for people with no symptoms. If your child develops symptoms at any time (including a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste) they must immediately self-isolate and book a test by calling 119 or visiting https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.
Please continue to inform us using the email@example.com email address should your child become symptomatic or test positive.
Any other questions?
If you have any questions having read the information above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click on the links to access the documents below:
Electronic consent form: