COVID-19 Home Testing

Students who have completed three COVID-19 tests in school will be issued with home tests kits.  It is recommended that students are tested 2 times a week.  The tests must be between 3 and 5 days apart, so it is a good idea to pick two days in the week and do the test on the same days each week, for example, Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday.

Instructions on how to complete the test are here:   

Your step-by-step guide for COVID-19 home testing

 

A video explaining the process is here:

COVID-19 self test video

 

You must report the result to the NHS here:    

www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

 

You must also report the result to the school here:   

Report a COVID-19 test result to school

 

If your child tests positive you must take the following action:

 
  1. Isolate

Your child and everyone in your household must immediately self isolate for 10 days.  Further details on self isolation can be found here:

Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. 

  1. Test

You should arrange for your child to take a PCR test:
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Or order online at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test 

  1. Report

You must report your result to the NHS and the school, using these links:
www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

Report a COVID-19 test result to school

Please telephone Mrs McMurdie, our attendance officer, to discuss your isolation dates and any other support you may need.

If your child remains well they should continue to learn via Google Classroom.  Support for remote learning can be found here:

Coronavirus arrangements 


If your child has a negative test result

 

  1. Report

You must report your result to the NHS and the school, using these links:
www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result
Report a COVID-19 test result to school

  1. Hands, face, space

A negative test result is reassuring, but it does not mean we can relax.  Your child and everyone in your household must continue to follow all of the safety measures in place both in school and outside.


If your child has a void test result

 
  1. Report

You must report your result to the NHS and the school, even if it is a void result (meaning the test has not worked) using these links:
www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

Report a COVID-19 test result to school 

  1. Repeat

You should do another test, starting from the beginning, to get an accurate test result.


Testing for the rest of your household

 

Anyone who lives with someone who attends or works in a school can now access free COVID-19 tests so that everyone in the household can be tested twice a week.  Please see the link below for information on how to get tests.

Households of students: Get lateral flow tests