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Covid Lateral Flow Testing for Families

Good afternoon

As you may be aware, as Julie is now back in school you are entitled to take regular lateral flow tests to check for asymptomatic covid 19 infection.

These are the test that all staff in school are taking twice weekly. 

It is completely voluntary for families to take up the offer of lateral flow testing and therefore you should feel no pressure to do so. 

If however you would like to start taking these tests you are able to collect the test kits from the Spittal Covid testing facility.  You can go along without an appointment and request the kits, there are 7 test kits in each box and full instructions on how to take the test and report your results.

Please note these test should not be used if you are showing any corona virus symptoms, they are for asymptomatic testing only (this means someone who appears well with no symptoms).  The reason for asymptomatic testing is that up to 1 in 3 people who have corona virus show no symptoms.

If you do have corona virus symptoms you need to take a full covid test (PCR test) which you can book online or request at the Spittal testing site.

If you have any questions about this please call into the school office or give me a call to discuss 01289 306151.

Thank you 

Mrs Hodgson