All secondary schools in the country are using what are known as ‘lateral flow tests’.
The test can be carried out regularly and returns the result 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 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.
Please see what is involved in having a test and read the accompanying information: