COVID-19 home testing

As you will be aware, the Government has recently announced that all secondary aged students will be offered tests to make the return to school safer for everyone. Therefore, students will be moving to twice weekly, rapid COVID-19 testing at home. This is following their first three supervised tests on site at school.

Up to 1 in 3 people who have COVID-19 have no symptoms and could be spreading it without knowing. Getting into a regular habit of testing twice a week will help stop the virus spreading, keeping your family and friends safer.

We will be sending home COVID-19 testing kits with your child from today. Please make sure your child tests themselves twice a week 3-5 days apart, in the morning before school if possible and, if not, the evening before. More details can be found below.

Your child should also continue testing twice a week, at home, throughout the Easter school holidays.

This does not replace testing for those with symptoms. If you have symptoms you must self-isolate immediately, book a PCR test and follow national guidelines.

Please the click the link below to read the full letter with further details, as well as some frequently asked questions.

Click to view/download: EGA Home testing letter

Click to upload results: LFD Home Test Result Report Form

Please also see our dedicated COVID-19 page for links to further information and guidance which we continue to update on a regular basis.