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.
Students can only take part in testing if consent is provided. For students under the age of 16, parents / carers will need to provide consent in order for children to be tested. Please see below for more information on testing.
The following testing arrangements are in place at Padgate Academy.
When students return to school in September 2021, they will be offered two on-site lateral flow tests.
These tests will take place over the first week that the students return, with tests being conducted 3-5 days apart.
Those taking the test will be supervised by trained staff and volunteers. The lateral flow tests are
quick and easy to undertake, using a swab of either the nose and throat or both nostrils.
We have created a schedule of when these tests will be conducted, below for your reference.
After the two initial on-site tests, all students are encouraged to continue testing at home twice each week.
Further updates will be provided when students are asked to stop testing, in line with government guidance.
All staff and students are offered a home test kit for regular self testing, at home.
You should self administer the test, at home, each Thursday 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 register for Lateral Flow Testing (onsite testing only)?
How do I provide consent (onsite testing only)?
What if the lateral flow test is positive (home and onsite testing)?
What happens if the test is negative (home and onsite testing)?
What if a close contact at school tests positive (home and onsite testing)?
What if my child develops symptoms (home and onsite testing)?
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