Testing should take place twice weekly, 3 to 5 days apart. We would encourage students to take the tests on a Monday and Thursday morning, however testing regularly is far more important than sticking to any particular rota.
Guidance on conducting the test is included with the kit, but can also be found online here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow home test kit instructions for throat and nose test – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
After every test, please record the result with test and trace: Report a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test result – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).
Should a child test positive with a LFD:
1) Record the result with test and trace: Report a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test result – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).
2) Isolate the child and follow guidance from test and trace.
3) Notify the school through the school absence line: 01793 773013 or email@example.com
4) Book a PCR test to confirm the result (Get a free PCR test to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) )