Following Department for Education guidance, our schools will be starting lateral flow testing for staff and secondary students.
These tests are not mandatory but are an important step in helping to detect cases in people who show no symptoms of COVID-19 and therefore break chains of transmission. Testing will also mean more students can benefit from face-to-face teaching rather than having to automatically self-isolate if someone in their bubble tests positive.
The consent form must be completed by families for those aged under 16, and by the individual themselves for those aged 16 or over.
Testing is open to both students (secondary schools) and staff.