We are working to keep our school as safe as possible. Along with the other protective measures we are taking, these tests will help individuals to remain in school safely.
Up to one third of people who have coronavirus experience no symptoms. By testing, we will help to stop the virus spread and help to keep our school open as safely as possible.
Testing is voluntary, but we would encourage everyone to participate. Please see below for more information on testing.
When students return to the Academy in January 2022, in line with guidance issued to schools from the Department of Education and the Public Health Agency, we are required to offer one on-site lateral flow test to all students, this will be supervised by trained staff.
The schedule for onsite testing when students return from Thursday 6th January 2022 will be confirmed to all parents prior to students returning.
Important - Your child cannot take part in onsite testing without parental consent. therefore, if you wish for your child to take part in the testing, you must register by visiting https://forms.office.com/r/dhtQZ413rc.
After the single on-site test, students are encouraged to continue testing twice weekly at home.
All staff and students are offered a home self-test kit to conduct regular testing, at home.
You should self administer the test, at home, each Wednesday and Sunday evening. Some students may require parental assistance with administering their test.
User guides are provided with the home testing kit, we have also made these available to download below.
Please follow the steps below. We have created a quick glance guide too for ease of reference.
Important - If you receive a positive test result, you should inform the Academy immediately. You should immediately self-isolate, in line with government guidance and book a PCR test via the NHS website (https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test) or by calling 119.
How do I provide consent (onsite testing only)?
What if the lateral flow test is positive (home and onsite testing)?
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What if a close contact at school tests positive (home and onsite testing)?
What if my child develops symptoms (home and onsite testing)?