Taking part in testing is voluntary and all students will be able to attend school whether they take part in testing or not. The Government strongly encourages all students to take part as testing at home will allow us to make the school as safe as we possibly can for staff and students.
Testing helps to break the chains of transmission, it is advisable to carry out twice weekly testing at home, 3-4 days apart before coming into the education setting.
Instructions on how to use the tests are in the boxes and a video can be found by clicking the links below https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-self-test-help
You are required to report the results of your test online, or by phone, every time you take a test, even if the result was negative or void.
Education settings are not able to view the results that students have uploaded to the online service.
You should therefore also communicate the results separately with your education setting, so that they can respond accordingly.
If you have a positive test:
If you have a positive test, please email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately and call the school as soon as we are open to confirm.
You must immediately book a confirmatory test (PCR) at a test centre by calling 119 or clicking https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test and everyone in the household must self-isolate for 10 days or until you get a negative PCR test.
We realise that there may be concerns about home testing but hope that your child’s experiences of testing at school will help to ease any anxiety. If there are questions, do please get in touch with us.