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The Government has said that all pupils will be returning to school from 8th March and we are very much looking forward to welcoming all learners back into school. 

 

To support this wider reopening, schools are being encouraged to offer regular asymptomatic testing of secondary age pupils and families (not pupils) of primary age pupils.

 

For more information on asymptomatic lateral flow tests please follow this link: 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/understanding-lateral-flow-antigen-testing-for-people-without-symptoms

 

Having considered the guidance carefully, and taking into account our setting, we are offering two options in order to achieve this:

 

Option 1)     For families of KS1 & KS2 pupils, and for families and/or pupils in KS3,4 & 5 you have the option of booking a lateral flow test before returning but also lateral flow tests to continue weekly testing (recommendations are that testing is done twice weekly).

 

Lateral flow tests can be ordered online or collected from testing centres. Please find an electronic link here which also contains more information.

A direct link to order a lateral flow test can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

Option 2)     In exceptional circumstances, for those families with secondary aged pupils who feel their young people would benefit from being tested at school (KS3, 4, 5) , we will offer onsite testing (this could then move to home testing if and when the pupils feel more confident).

 

Consent - No child or young person under the age of 16 will be tested unless informed consent has been given by a parent or carer. In this case a consent form will need to be completed. Attached is the consent form, which requires completion and returning.  If you wish to email your consent form, please send to lftest@castledon.org.  Please advise if you require a consent form to be sent to you in the post. One consent form will need to be completed for each child. For learners aged 16 and above, parent / carer consent is not required as each learner is able to give consent themselves.  Please contact us if you have a child over 16 who you feel is not able to give their own consent.