COVID-19 Testing Kits

Should your child develop symptoms of Covid-19 whilst at school you will be asked to collect them immediately.

In these circumstances, we have been given a few testing kits to provide so that the pupil can be tested as quickly as possible. If however, you are able to quickly source your own testing kit that would be much appreciated.

Details of how administer a test are below.

Kind regards

Mrs J Rigby - Headteacher


Information from the Department of Health & Social Care

How do individuals use the test kits?

The test kits will tell an individual if they have coronavirus at the point of testing, not in the past.

Schools will not be conducting coronavirus tests on site; these should be completed off-site at the affected individual’s home.

Individuals will can self-swab if they are aged 11 or over.

Children under 11 will need to be swabbed by a parent or guardian. Video guidance on testing children can be found here:

All test kits will need to be registered individually using the barcode supplied with the kit at:

Home test kits need to be returned via the individual’s nearest priority postbox. Not all Royal Mail letter boxes are priority boxes. You can find your nearest priority box via this link (please tick the priority box):

Full instructions on how to use the test kit, including how to take a sample, register the test kit and return the completed test kit are supplied with each test kit.

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