Mass Asymptomatic Testing in Schools
We are working hard to keep our school as safe as possible. You may have heard that testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker COVID-19 tests known as ‘lateral flow tests’.
Along with the other protective measures we are taking, these tests will help staff and students to remain in school safely. Up to one third of people who have coronavirus experience no symptoms. By testing, we will help to stop the virus spread and help to keep our school community safe. The test is voluntary, but I would encourage everyone to take it.
We will be testing all staff and students who want to participate from week commencing 4 January 2021. This is a quick and safe process carried out in our school testing centre (pictured below).