Please see below for our most recent communications regarding testing. If you have not yet completed your child's consent form for testing, you can find it here. It is possible for students who did not take part in the in school testing to join the home testing programme (please see the Home testing email 16.03.2021 below).
If you have completed a home test, please inform school of the result via this form.
Students should take their first home test on the evening of Sunday 21st March (or the morning of Monday 22nd March).
Please note the following important information regarding storage of the test kits:
Store the test kit at room temperature or in a cool dry place (2°C to 30°C). Do not leave in direct sunlight and do not store in a fridge or freezer. The kit should be used at room temperature (15°C to 30°C). If the kit has been stored in a cool area (less than 15°C), leave it at normal room temperature for 30 minutes before using.
What should you do after the home lateral flow test?
Each time your child completes a test, you need to report their test result to NHS Test and Trace, and also to Prince Henry’s through this link. This includes all test results, whether positive, negative or void. You will receive a text or email from NHS Test & Trace confirming that you have reported your test result.
In the case of a positive test result only, please also contact us immediately on 01943 463524, or via firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can begin to identify any close contacts in school. If your child tests positive then you, your child, your household and any support bubbles you are part of must self-isolate immediately in line with NHS Test and Trace guidance for 10 days. You should also book or order a confirmatory PCR test here. If the PCR test is negative, it overrides the home lateral flow test and a child can return to school. Please inform school and send the NHS confirmation to email@example.com. If the PCR test is positive, inform school and follow the advice given by NHS Test and Trace.
If the result of the test is unclear (void) your child will need to do another test. If the next test is also void, they should take a PCR test.