COVID Information

COVID Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home Testing Procedures

 

Dear Parent/Carer

Summary of Home Testing procedures
 
  • Pupils should HOME TEST on a SUNDAY and WEDNESDAY evening.
  • Report the results to North Bromsgrove High School via attendance@northbromsgrove.worcs.sch.uk
  • Report results to the NHS Track and Trace on this link.
  • If POSITIVE, DO NOT COME TO SCHOOL, then contact the school by calling during the school opening hours.

 

Further Guidance and information
 

Up to one in three people who have COVID-19 can spread the virus without knowing. This is because they have no symptoms. To reduce the spread of the virus, we need to identify those individuals. We can do this in schools by carrying out tests at home twice every week, 3-4 days apart.

The Government has stated that all secondary and college aged students will be offered tests to make North Bromsgrove High School safer for everyone.

 

Testing students at home

 

Students will be given home tests through their form tutor.  Where possible we ask them to take their tests on a SUNDAY and WEDNESDAY evening.

Tests are free of charge. Students will receive a pack of 3 or 6 tests in a box with a leaflet on how to take the test and report the results.

There is also a useful video to show you how to take the test here.

 

Help and support is available, including instructions in different languages on how to test and report the results and a video showing you how to take the test.

There is no need to keep used test equipment after the test result has been reported. You can put it in your normal bin (household waste).

This does not replace symptomatic testing. If you have symptoms, you should self- isolate immediately, book a PCR test and follow national guidelines.

 

What should you do after the test?
 
If anyone tests positive youyour householdany support bubbles you are part of should self-isolate immediately in line with NHS Test and Trace guidance for 10 days.

 

You need to report your result to both NHS Test and Trace and School.

You should order a confirmatory PCR test if you are testing at home.

If the result of the test is unclear (void) you should do another test.

 

Negative and void results should be reported to both NHS Test & Trace.

A negative result does not guarantee that you are not carrying the virus. So, you should continue to follow social distancing, and other measures to reduce transmission such as wearing a face mask and regularly washing your hands and observing social distancing.

If you or anyone in your household gets symptoms of the virus you should follow national guidelines on self-isolation and testing. You need to report each test result

 

Why take part?
Taking part in testing is voluntary and all students will be able to attend North Bromsgrove High School whether they take part in testing or not. 

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