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Coronavirus Testing


Since Wednesday 22 December, the 10 day self-isolation period for people who record a positive PCR test result for COVID-19 has been reduced to 7 days in most circumstances, unless you cannot test for any reason.

Individuals may now take LFD tests on day 6 and day 7 of their self-isolation period. Those who receive two negative test results are no longer required to complete 10 full days of self-isolation. The first test must be taken no earlier than day 6 of the self-isolation period and tests must be taken 24 hours apart. This also applies to children under 5, with LFD testing at parental or guardian discretion. If both these test results are negative, and you do not have a high temperature, you may end your self-isolation after the second negative test result and return to your education setting from day 8.

Daily testing for close contacts of COVID-19

People who are fully vaccinated, or children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years and 6 months, identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19, should take an LFD test every day for seven days and continue to attend their setting as normal, unless they have a positive test result or develop symptoms at any time.

Anyone who is unwell or has symptoms of coronavirus must not attend school

Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Alliance Medical UK

If you have any of these symptoms, you should seek a test through community testing programmes using the link below:

The NHS website - NHS

Self Testing at HomeLetter to Parents/Carers

  Instructional VideoTesting yourself for coronavirus - A pupils and parents’ guide to the rapid lateral flow testA guide to regular rapid Covid-19 testing

Information on home testing is also available in other languages:الدليل التفصيلي لإجراء الاختبار الذاتي Ù„فيروس كوفيد- 19 المُستجدনিজে নিজে COVID-19 পরীক্ষা করার ধাপভিত্তিক গাইডCOVID-19 自检步骤指南COVID-19ના સૅલ્ફ ટેસ્ટ માટે સ્ટેપ-બાય-સ્ટેપ માર્ગદર્શિકાPrzewodnik krok po kroku: domowy test na obecność COVID-19 PrzedCOVID-19 ਸਵੈ-ਟੈਸਟ ਲਈ ਤੁਹਾਡੀ ਕਦਮ-ਦਰ-ਕਦਮ ਗਾਈਡGhidul dvs. pas cu pas pentru autotestarea COVID-19Hagahaaga tallaabotallaabo ah ee baaritaanka iskaa ah ee COVID-19COVID-19 kendi kendine test için adım adım rehberinizÚ©ÛŒ از خود ٹیسٹنگ COVID-19 Ú©Û’ لیے آپ کا قدم بہ قدم رہنما

Results needed to be recorded on the NHS Test and Trace system and with the school.  Use both links below to record your results:

Student Consent Form for Testing

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Lateral Flow Testing has been introduced into schools since the beginning of the Spring Term.  The testing provides an additional control measure to help keep pupil, staff and the wider community as safe as possible.  The tests help to identify anyone who is not showing any symptoms but has the virus and is infectious.