Instructional video

Please view the YouTube video by Dr Amir Khan on how to carry out Home Testing for COVID-19 by clicking here

When to take a test

Tests should be taken when possible on Monday morning and Thursday morning prior to attending school. Test should be taken before eating or drinking. If early morning testing is not suitable, please test the night before.

Collection of home testing kit

Students will be able to collect home tests kits on week beginning 15th March 2021.

When you collect your test kit, you will be asked to sign to confirm receipt of the kit. The school will record the lot number of the test kit against your name.

Staff and students will be given a designated date and time to collect their test kit at the end of the school day from Dine.  On collecting your first test kit, you will be provided an up to date "instructions for use" leaflet, this is to replace the leaflet provided in the test kit box. Please dispose of the leaflet in the test kit box and do not use it. If you are unsure, you can find the version number on the back of the correct leaflet it will state version number 1.3.2. To view a scanned version of this please click here.

Reporting home test results

You must report your test result every time you take a test, even if the result was negative or void. It must be reported to both NHS Test and Trace by clicking here, and also report the result to the school using EduLink Forms by clicking here. Results must be recorded promptly. Should you receive a positive home test result, you are required self isolate and to book a confirmatory PCR test by clicking here. Parents please inform the school of any student absence from school, using the schools absence line or via EduLink absence reporting. Staff should phone the cover line as normal.

Incident reporting

If there are any issues with the tests that could potentially impact the quality or safety of testing raise a “yellow card”.

Clinical issue
If there is a clinical incident which led to or has potential for harm, participants are advised to report it on https://coronavirusyellowcard.mhra.gov.uk
This is not for seeking immediate medical care. Medical care should be sought through the usual route of contacting 111 or 999

Non-clinical issue
For incidents occurring at home, participants are advised to report any issues (something damaged, or missing or difficult to use in the kit, unable to log result etc.) to 119.

Inform the School
Participants should inform the school on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. about ongoing test-related problems, so that they can check if this is a wider issue across other users.

Examples of incidents
Examples of clinical issues are a swab breaking in the mouth, an allergic reaction etc. whereas an example of a non-clinical issue would be missing items from at test kit.

Privacy notice

To view the privacy notice in relation to Covid-19 testing please click here