Letter to parents regarding Home Testing

Dear Parent/Carer,

It has been wonderful to welcome your child to The Leigh UTC.

In order to prevent the spread of Covid and keep all of our school community safe, students have been offered home test kits.

click here for a useful guide on how to complete these tests effectively

Tests should be completed at home every Sunday evening and every Wednesday evening. This will be reviewed at the end of the month.  All results need to be uploaded to the NHS (use the website above for guidance on how to do this).

Negative Result

Please enter the result on NHS Test and Trace

A negative result does not guarantee that you are not carrying the virus and government guidance should be followed.

Void Result

Please redo the test

Positive Result

Any positive results need to be communicated in 3 ways.

NHS Test and Trace, on the Covid 19 Website and an email to info@theleighutc.org.uk.

If there is a positive test result on the Lateral Flow Test, the student will need to self isolate and arrange a PCR test to confirm the reading. Please let the school know the result of the PCR test.

If the PCR test confirms the positive result, the student will need to isolate for the full 10 days from either the date of the positive Lateral Flow Test or the first day of symptoms. NHS will also let you know the dates and next steps via Test and Trace.

If the PCR test is negative, the student can return to school.   Students cannot return to school with a positive test.

Please commit to testing twice each week. Help us keep our community safe.

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.

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

Taking part in testing is voluntary and all students will be able to attend The Leigh UTC whether they take part in testing or not.

I am strongly encouraging all students to take part. Testing at home will allow you and other students to attend school as safely as possible.

Thank you for your support.

 

Yours faithfully,

Neil Arnold | Head of College