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COVID-19 Lateral Flow Testing

Twice-weekly COVID-19 Testing at Home for Students

Following the success of the asymptomatic testing programme on the return to school, it is vital for students to keep testing at home twice a week throughout the Easter holidays and into the summer term.

Students must test themselves twice a week at home, on Mondays and Thursdays every week (3-5 days apart), in the morning before school if possible and, if not, the evening before.

Students must test themselves before returning to school for the summer term, in the morning of the first day back (19 April 2021) if possible, if not, the evening before, to find and isolate any positive cases.

Reporting results

Each test result must be reported online to NHS Test & Trace and school straight away, whether it's positive, negative or void. This information is critical in helping the government to understand the prevalence of the virus across the country. It’s easy to do at:

Results can also be reported to NHS Test & Trace via telephone by calling 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day, 7am to 11pm.

If the result of the test is void, students will need to do another test. 

Testing for parents, households and bubbles twice a week

Regular rapid testing is now also available for parents, their households and support or childcare bubbles. The government is encouraging all families to participate in twice-weekly testing to help stop the spread. Parents and other adults in the household can access tests by: 

  • Ordering tests online www.gov.uk/order-school-household-tests
  • Getting an assisted test at work, if it is available
  • Attending a test site to get tested (where you will be able to see how to take the test) or pick up tests to do at home

To find out more on school household testing, please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rapid-lateral-flow-testing-for-households-and-bubbles-of-school-pupils-and-staff.

We continue to encourage everyone to take part in regular COVID-19 testing.

   



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Step-by-step Guide for COVID-19 Self-testing

Video: How to do a COVID-19 Self-test (Rapid Antigen Test)

 


 

Public Health Testing Scenario