Testing

As lockdown restrictions ease, getting into the regular habit of twice weekly testing will play an important role in getting back to normal; alongside the vaccine, following the hands, face, space guidance, and social distancing measures.

 

Why should I test my child?

Healing Academy are committed to the safety of our staff, students and wider community. We will endeavour to mitigate as many Covid-19 related risks as possible to keep our community as safe as possible.


Testing means we will:

• identify and isolate those who are asymptomatic

• reduce transmission

• keep our schools and colleges covid-secure.

By testing your child, risks are reduced to you and your family, and you will be supporting the academy to provide high quality face to face education for our students.


Testing schedule

Students should be tested twice weekly at home.

  • Test 1 – Wednesday evening
  • Test 2 – Sunday evening

You need to inform the academy of any of the following as soon as possible:

Your child has had a positive LFD test and you are arranging a PCR test (self-isolate)

Your child has symptoms of Covid-19 and you are arranging a PCR test (self-isolate)

Someone else in the same household has recently had a positive PCR test (come to school if no symptoms)

Your child has been admitted to hospital with Covid-19

Your child is required to self-isolate by NHS Track & Trace or because they are quarantining after returning to the country from a ‘red list’ area


What’s the difference in tests?



Which test do I take if I have been contacted by the NHS Test and Trace team?



Testing on site

When testing on-site, the school is provided with Lateral Flow Devise tests which are completed by students with the support of one of our testing operatives. Our testing operatives have been fully trained and are able to assist with all aspects of the test. The leaflet below details how to perform and Lateral Flow Test (LFT).



Further information

Useful information in relation to how to perform Lateral Flow Test (LFT) or Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test is provided below.


How to perform a Lateral Flow Test



How to perform a PCR test