All secondary schools in the country will be using what are known as ‘lateral flow tests’. These have proved very successful and easy to use in pilot studies, which students and staff in other United Learning schools took part in last term.
Importantly, the test can be carried out regularly and return results in a very short space of time, which means that anyone who is infected is identified much more quickly and effectively.
The test will involve a throat and nose swab and will only take a few minutes. It is proven to be perfectly safe and the test will tell you if your child is carrying the virus that causes Covid-19, even if they are not showing any symptoms. I know that this will be of reassurance to many parents particularly at a time of cases increasing nationally.
Please watch the video below to see what will be involved in having a test and read the accompanying information: