COVID-19 LFD at home testing

Frequently Asked Questions

When does my child need to take the test

Your child should take a test twice a week, each

Wednesday and Sunday. Test packs will be given to students to bring home regularly and we will let you know when you will be recieving them.

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.

What if the PCR test result is positive?

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

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.

Please note

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