We are working to keep our school as safe as possible. You may have heard that testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker COVID-19 tests known as ‘lateral flow tests’.
Along with the other protective measures we are taking, these tests will help staff and students to remain in school safely. Up to one third of people who have coronavirus experience no symptoms. By testing we will help to stop the virus spread and help to keep our school open as safely as possible. The test is voluntary, but I would encourage everyone to take it.
If you haven't already please complete the consent form, one for each child so we are ready for full school return.
Longdean School would strongly encourage all to complete the consent now
Testing will be offered to ALL Students, ALL Teaching and ALL Non Teaching Staff.
All Data collected will be handled in accordance with:
Data will be shared with outside agencies, such as NHS Test & Trace, where the school is legally obliged to.
For Longdean School to undertake the testing we require your consent.
Those taking the test will be supervised by trained staff. The ‘lateral flow’ tests are quick and easy
using a swab of your nose and throat.
Results (which take around half an hour from testing) will be sent to the mobile number and email address provided at registration
Currently, whilst the school is supporting Lockdown protocols and there are only Key Worker students in school, testing is being performed in the main Exam Hall.
Students and Staff are being tested weekly.
It is envisaged that when full school testing commences, this may take place in the Sports Centre.
The current plan is that Students will be tested twice within 3 days before returning to school, however this may change.
The test will produce a result after around 30 Minutes
Return to normal school activity
> Discreetly moved to Isolation
> If a Student
> Parent Guardian Informed
> Student collected from Isolation
> If a Staff Member
> Staff Member leaves school
> All those with a positive test need to follow NHS isolation and further testing guidelines