Rapid testing for Primary School Households

You may have seen in the news recently that all households with children of school or college age are being asked to take twice-weekly Covid-19 tests in line with schools and colleges returning on Monday 8 March. This testing should continue over the Easter holidays. 

About 1 in 3 people with coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still pass it on to others. Regular testing of people without symptoms is important to help stop the virus spreading and protect your loved ones. As lockdown restrictions gradually ease we all need to play our part to help protect each other.

Click here for further government advice 

To access a Lateral Flow Testing site to collect your home test kits and for more information for our area, please follow the below link.

Please note school are not able to supply these test kits.

If you, your child or a member of your household have symptoms of COVID-19, arrange to have a PCR test if you have not already had one. Stay at home while you are waiting for a home self-sampling kit, a test site appointment or a test result. Do not use the rapid lateral flow testing service as this is only for people without symptoms.

At this stage the Government are only advising that secondary age pupils use rapid testing in school and therefore there is no intention to test primary aged pupils other than in the case of a PCR test for a symptomatic child. 


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