The Four Stones MAT - Information about Rapid COVID-19 Self-Tests

Following successful on-site testing procedures on the return to school in March 2021, all of our students are now requested to continue to self-test at home twice a week until further notice in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. You can find out about lateral flow tests here:

Understanding lateral flow antigen testing for people without symptoms - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The following documents provide advice and guidance to parents/carers and students on how to administer the tests successfully:

pdf LFD Covid Self Test (415 KB)

pdf A guide to regular testing for parents with children at nurseries, schools and colleges (84 KB)

All test results should be reported online at: http://gov.uk/report-covid19-result. Schools have also written to parents/carers with instructions on how to report results to each school.

In the case of a positive rapid lateral flow test you must inform the school immediately, as well as record the result at the link above. You will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace and advised to take a confirmatory PCR test as soon as is possible (within 2 days). You must follow the self-isolation guidance and only return to school after the correct period of self-isolation. See the  latest NHS advice here:

When to self-isolate and what to do - Coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

IMPORTANT: You must not use a rapid lateral flow test or go to a test site if you have coronavirus symptoms. Get a PCR test and self-isolate

 Schools will continue to periodically issue self-testing kits to students; should you have any queries about self-testing kits or require please contact the relevant school office or testing coordinator:

  • Haybridge High School: James Allington (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • King Charles I School: Jessica Bushell (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • The De Montfort School: Jayne Sampson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
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