COVID 19 Updates

Testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker COVID-19 tests known as ‘lateral flow devices’ (LFD).  This page is to help give you more information about the testing programme in our school.

Up to one third of people who have coronavirus are asymptomatic.  By testing we will help to reduce the spread in school through asymptomatic transmission.  We are therefore strongly encouraging those returning to school to be tested.

The lateral flow tests are quick and easy to undertake, using a swab of the nose and throat.  In this respect, the test is similar to a PCR test that is done in the NHS, at national testing centres or with home test kits.  However, with an LFD test, results take around half an hour from testing as they do not have to be sent to a laboratory.

You can find additional information below, including FAQs. If your question is not answered here, please contact the school office via [email protected]

The following documents relate to testing in school:

Student training for self test – 12 March 2021
DfE Public FAQs – Asymptomatic testing in schools and colleges
DfE Data protection Covid testing FAQs for parents
Asymptomatic testing in schools and colleges – Public FAQs
How to do your LFD test

Documents & Links

210222 Planning for the full reopening of schools to all pupils in September 2020-March 2021
201211 Handling confirmed cases over Christmas
201022 What Schools should do with a positive COVID case
201009 Tier 1 to Tier 4 TKS School response
200925 When should I get a COVID-19 test for my child
200924 NHS App parents and carers factsheet
200923 TKS QR code
200923 Introducing the NHS Test trace app
200915 COVID-19 flowchart
200908 NHS bulletin 26
200907 Parenting in a Pandemic poster
200907 Mental Health Contacts
200825 Canteen Menu in all zones
200824 Student Reintegration Handbook
200824 COVID Return to schools letter – Travel
200822 Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 – LLR stakeholder bulletin 24
200822 Arriva Return to School
200701 Leicester lockdown letter to parents with Maps
200623 FSM Leaflet 2020
200612 Supporting CYP with additional needs at home during Covid
210309 COVID – 19 Current Schools Risk Assessment January opening update
Information about the Coronavirus (e-bug.eu)
New campaign to prevent spread of coronavirus indoors this winter – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Advice for parenting teens during COVID-19 | Home-Start UK (home-start.org.uk)
National lockdown: Stay at Home – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Tier posters: Medium, High, Very High and Stay At Home – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Written statements – Written questions, answers and statements – UK Parliament
What parents need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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