|E-newsletter #82 Monday 1st March 2021|
Rapid Lateral Flow Testing For Households Of School Pupils
DfE released updated guidance this afternoon relating to LFD testing of households. You can view the full document here. The school's Parent Information document and Risk Assessment have been updated accordingly.
I have quoted relevant excerpts (in italics) from the guidance. As the guidance is brand new, it would be very useful if those of you who are successful in acquiring kits could share with school your experience so that we can support other families in getting tested quickly.
About 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still pass it on to others. Regular testing of people without symptoms is important to help stop the virus spreading and protect your loved ones. As lockdown restrictions gradually eases we all need to play our part to help protect each other.
The following people in England will have access to regular rapid lateral flow testing made available to them as schools reopen:
Primary school pupils will not be asked to test at this time.
How to get a rapid lateral flow test
From 1 March 2021, if you’re a member of a household, childcare bubble or support bubble of staff or a pupil you can get a twice-weekly test:
Get a test through your employer
Your workplace may offer rapid lateral flow testing to you. Contact your employer to find out more.
Take a test at a rapid lateral flow test site
You can take a rapid lateral flow test at a local site. Testing at these sites is assisted, which means you will swab yourself under the supervision of a trained operator.
You may need to book an appointment.
Collect test kits
You can collect up to 4 home test kits at a local collection point. Each kit contains 7 tests.
Anyone 18 or over can collect. You can check online if the location is busy before you go.
Order home test kits online
If you cannot get tested at your workplace, or are unable to go to a test site or collect test kits, you can order a home test kit online.
Do not order online if you can get a test through other methods. This frees up home delivery for those who need it most.
What twice-weekly testing involves
You will be asked to:
Report your test result online or by calling 119.
If anyone tests positive or gets coronavirus symptoms, they should tell the school and:
A negative result means the test did not find signs of coronavirus. But this does not guarantee you do not have coronavirus, so you should keep following all coronavirus advice including:
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