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Lateral Flow Testing at Home
Lateral Flow Tests at the Academy have now ended. The next step is for our students to begin self-testing at home.
Just as with the tests in school, these tests are voluntary but will support the drive to identify asymptomatic cases of Coronavirus and therefore reduce the incidence of the disease in our community.
We will retain a small onsite testing capability to support students that are struggling to test at home.
All students that wish to take part in the home testing will be issued with Home Test kits. We need your consent to hand out a test kit. If you have not already provided your consent you can do so by completing this online form.
We will issue further test kits as required on an ongoing basis.
- Guidance on how to administer the test can be found here
- The tests have been supplied to all schools with a set of out-of-date instructions that come inside the sealed box. You should discard these and follow the separate instructions provided to your child.
- We have shown a short video to your children regarding the tests so they are familiar with the process.
- We would like all students to take their first test on Wednesday 17th March.
- Following this, we would like students to test every Monday and Thursday morning.
- Students aged 12 and over can administer the tests themselves
- Students aged 11 should have an adult administer the test for them
- Your child should record their results here with the NHS and here with us at the Academy
What should I do if my child tests positive from a Lateral Flow Test taken at home?
- Notify us immediately.
- Keep your child at home and start a period of 10 days isolation for you and all in your household
- Seek a confirmatory PCR test from a test centre
- You should let us know about the result of your PCR test
- If the PCR confirms the positive case you should complete your period of isolation
- If the PCR is negative your child can return to school