31st August 2021

COVID-19 Lateral Flow Device (LFD) Tests

Dear Parent/Carer,

All parents/carers will be sent a separate letter tomorrow ( Wednesday 1st September) containing important information regarding returning to school. This letter is to support one of our principle Covid-19 control measures, which is encouraging all pupils and staff to test for Covid-19 before attending school.

If you have not got a LFD test kit to use before your return to school they can be collected from school between 8.00am and 4.30pm from Tuesday 31st August. Please go to the main reception area where you will be met at the front of the school. You may need to phone a number that will be displayed on the main reception door. Consent must be given before the tests can be issued. Please complete the form below to give consent first:

Year 7 consent form: – https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Ug4_TzS3ZEGUCRtgHRR5k7wqOpnqG6ZMgYgx4IvAJHFUOVRIUzBWWUI4OFQySk81VUZCNjM0M1kzMS4u

Pupils in Year 8 to Year 11 had the opportunity to give consent last term, this is a second opportunity to do so. You do not need to complete this form if you have previously given consent.

Year 8 to Year 11 consent form:   https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Ug4_TzS3ZEGUCRtgHRR5k7wqOpnqG6ZMgYgx4IvAJHFUOFVEUzhRWE81M0hOT1NNTlI3QU4yMTJKSi4u

Each LFD kit contains 7 separate tests. Tests should be taken 3 to 4 days apart and ideally the tests should be taken as close to attending school as possible, ideally Monday and Thursday mornings, in a normal school week.  Comprehensive guidance on self-testing is contained in the ‘Instructions for Use’ leaflet which comes with the test kit.

Please contact the school if you have any questions or require additional information.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. G. Rees