Issuing of Covid-19 Self Testing Kits - October 2021

 

Thank you for your continued support with Covid-19 home testing.

We know how important it is for you to be able to send your child to school.

You should encourage your child to continue testing and report results twice a week, at home, throughout the October half-term school holiday and take a test before returning to school/college.

If your child has been participating in home testing they should have brought kits home with them today. If you require more kits these can be obtained from Pupil Support or you can also order more online through gov.uk or collect from your local pharmacy. The test kits are available to all pupils even if they have not taken part in school testing.

Recording Results

It is important that you record your child’s test results (both negative or positive) on the NHS Test and Trace website each time a test is taken.It is also vital that you record the result on the school portal which can be found here:

https://bit.ly/HHStestresult

You can also access the school reporting form by scanning the QR code below.

 

If the result was positive:

 

 

Contacts - Self isolation

Individuals are not required to self-isolate if they live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, or are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, and any of the following apply:

•they are fully vaccinated

•they are below the age of 18 years and 6 months

•they have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial

•they are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

Instead, they will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace, informed they have been in close contact with a positive case and advised to take a PCR test. We would encourage all individuals to take a PCR test if advised to do so.

Children and young people aged under 18 years 6 months who usually attend school, and have been identified as a close contact, should continue to attend school as normal.

Should you have any further questions regarding student home testing or need support from the school, please contact us on: : admin@hillsidehigh.co.uk.

 

Guidance

 

 

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