Updated 3rd May – Lateral Flow Testing

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Updated 3rd May – Lateral Flow Testing

Updated 3rd May 2021

Students were given a kit of 7 tests in the week beginning 26th April which will last until the week beginning 17th May. Students should continue to test at home twice weekly. If students missed the collection, they should go to the Sixth Form reception to collect their kit at recess.

Results should be reported via the NHS website, as usual, at https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

What happens if a test is positive?

If anyone’s test is positive, they should immediately start isolating in line with public health guidance. Members of their household should also start isolating.

From 30 March, if a member of staff or student conducts a lateral flow test at home or receives a supervised school/college-based lateral flow test as part of the rapid asymptomatic testing programme, and it is positive then they, their close contacts and other members of their household should self-isolate immediately in line with NHS Test and Trace guidance.

All positive results from rapid tests, whether conducted at home or at a school or college will then need to be confirmed with a PCR test within two days of the positive lateral flow test. Following a positive lateral flow test, a confirmatory PCR test should be booked immediately either online or by calling 119. While awaiting the PCR result, the staff, pupil or student and their close contacts should continue to self-isolate. If the PCR test is negative, it overrides the lateral flow test and the staff, pupil or student can return to school or college.

We thank you for your continued support of this safety measure.