Notices

Lateral Flow Tests Explained

Outlined below are details of the testing procedures that will take place on our school site. These Lateral Flow Tests give results within 30 minutes.

1

Arrive at out test site (Sports Hall) at the required time, follow the signage to the registration desk. Please member to keep socially distance and wear a mask.

2

Move to the testing station. You will be issued with a swab, this must be inserted up each nostril, turning for 10-15 seconds, to gain a sample.

3

Your swab sample will then be placed in a test tube ready for our team to carry out the test. This involves adding a small amount of a reagent before dropping this onto the test cartridge.

4

The test results are available after 30 minutes. Depending on the purpose of the test (see explanations below) you will either return to class or await your result in a designated area.

Routine Testing

On return to school students will receive a routine test (two tests, three days apart). Staff will be routinely tested once a week.

Serial Testing

If your child has been identified as having had close contact with a positive case of COVID-19 they will be offered the opportunity to have a daily test at the school for 7 days. If this returns negative they will be allowed to attend school as normal.

If you decide against this, your child will have to isolate for a period of 10 days.

Consent

Students are able to given their own consent for this testing.

 

Privacy Notice for Lateral Flow Home Tests click here to read.

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