Lateral Flow Testing

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Dear Parents/Carers,

 

I hope you are looking forward to the Easter Break.

NHS Test and Trace have reintroduced confirmatory PCR testing for positive lateral flow device (LFD) tests. This means that all staff and students who get a positive LFD (lateral flow test), whether at home or supervised at their school, must get a confirmatory PCR.  The PCR test should be booked immediately either online or by calling 119 and should be undertaken within 2 days.

Staff, students and pupils who had a positive LFD test result, and their close contacts and other members of their household, must self-isolate immediately in line with NHS Test and Trace guidance https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works and while awaiting the PCR result. If the PCR test is negative, it overrides the LFD test and the staff member or student can return to school, and their close contacts can end their self-isolation.

 

Kind Regards,

 

The Leigh UTC