COVID-19 LFD at home testing

Frequently Asked Questions

When does my child need to take the test

Your child should take a test on the following dates


Sunday 21st March


Wednesday 24th March


Sunday 28th March


Wednesday 31st March


Sunday 4th April


Wednesday 7th April

Do I need to report the results?

Yes, if your child has taken a Lateral Flow test at home you need to report the results to both the Government and the School, whether the result is positive or negative.

What if the test result is positive?

If your child receives a positive test result, they and all members of your household will need to self-isolate for 10 days and also arrange to have a confirmatory PCR test.

Continue with the period of self-isolation, along with anyone in your household.

What if the PCR test result is positive?

What if the PCR test result is negative?

Your child no longer needs to self-isolate and can return to school. Other members of your household can also return to work or school.

My child has COVID symptoms, can they take an at home LFD?

No, if they are showing any COVID symptoms you should arrange to have a PCR test as soon as possible. If that test comes back positive your child and all other members of your household need to isolate for 10 days. If it is negative, your child does not need to self-isolate, and they can return to school.

My child has COVID symptoms, can they take an at home LFD?

If you need additional tests due to void/damaged tests, please contact and we will arrange for additional tests to be sent home.

Colton Hills Community School

Jeremy Road, Wolverhampton, WV4 5DG.

t: 01902 558420 e:

Headteacher : Mrs A Stephens