The minister has announced that Lateral Flow Testing kits should be made available now to all pupils in post primary schools.
Parents will receive a text today from the school to inform them of this and to gain consent.
Students should watch the link below, this will be shown in form class tomorrow:
https://sway.office.com/whz8dJ46JpeKLcIV?ref=Link (right click on this to open)
The video at the end should be played as it demonstrates how to carry out the lateral flow test. (video lasts approximately 7 minutes).
Students should know the following information:
- You should undertake your test at home
- You should follow the instructions inside your kit and rewatch the video if need be
- There are 7 tests in the kit. Pupils should use two tests per week choosing the same days each week to self-test. It is probably advisable to do your first one on Sunday before returning to school on Monday and then towards the end of the week again.
- If pupils are unfortunate to test positive, they and their household bubble must immediately self-isolate, inform the school and take a confirmatory PCR test. If the PCR test is negative they should return to school. If the PCR test is positive they should continue to self-isolate and the school will follow the confirmed case protocol for Covid 19.
Any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.