Lateral flow testing
As you may be aware the Government has asked all schools to conduct 2 Covid-19 lateral flow tests with all learners in school when they return. The tests that have been provided use a double nasal swab rather than the throat and nasal process that had been used previously. Testing is not compulsory but we would strongly encourage everyone to take part. Along with the other protective measures we are taking, these tests will help staff and learners to remain in school safely. Testing for Year 11 will be on Friday 3rd September with testing for Years 7 - 10 and Sixth Form starting on Monday 6th September.
All learners will then be given Covid-19 test kits to take home so that they can test twice a week and we would ask for your support in making sure that this happens.
If you have previously given consent for your child to be tested, this will still be valid. If you have not previously given consent and would like to now, please email Miss L Sidoli at email@example.com.
All Year 7 learners will need to complete a new consent form here by clicking on the link
This testing programme at school is for people with no symptoms. If your child develops symptoms at any time (such as a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste) they must immediately self-isolate, and book a PCR test.
We would also like to confirm that we will still be recommending the wearing of facemasks as learners move around the school site. We have an old school building and corridors can be very busy. As such, learners will be asked to put facemasks on when entering and exiting the building and may remove them in lessons. If your son or daughter is exempt from wearing a facemask, please advise us