HOME TESTING

What should I do if my child tests positive?

1. The website will automatically alert the school to the positive test.

2. Your entire household should isolate for 10 Days.

3. You should book a PCR test at your local testing centre to confirm the result.

Further guidance can be found at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/what-your-test-result-means

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What should I do if my child tests positive?

 

1. The website will automatically alert the school to the positive test.

2. Your entire household should isolate for 10 Days.

 

NHS Test and Trace is reintroducing confirmatory PCR testing for positive LFD tests conducted at all assisted testing sites, including schools and colleges. This means that all staff, pupils and students who get a positive LFD test, whether at home or supervised at their school or college, should 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, should self-isolate immediately in line with NHS Test and Trace guidance and while awaiting the PCR result. If the PCR test is negative, it overrides the LFD test and the staff member, pupil or student can return to school or college, and their close contacts can end their self-isolation.

If your PCR result is negative you need to email the result to office@smithillsschool.net and your child can return to school. 

How do I get a home test for my child?

You will need to register on the Smithills App for a home test. There is a short form to fill in. If you do not yet have the Smithills App please email office@smithillsschool.net and we will register you.

How do I do the home test?

There are clear instructions in the test pack and here is a short video: https://youtu.be/S9XR8RZxKNo

 

When should I do the tests?

You should test your child twice a week. Once on a Sunday and again on a Wednesday.

You do not need to test your child during school holidays ( you will not be given enough tests to do so). But you do need to test them on the Sunday before they return to school.

How do I register the result from the test?

Once you have registered for the home test kits using the Smithills App, you will be sent a ling and an activation code to WONDE Testing. Simply follow the instructions on the website. It will then automatically direct you to government website to complete the registration of the test. The website will automatically alert the relevant people in the school if your child test positive.

 

· Go to Website: https://testregister.co.uk/login

· It will ask you to enter your email address.

· It will then email you a link to take you to the testing website.

· Click on this link.

· It will take you to this page

You must then “submit to gov.uk.”

It will ask you a series of questions about your gender and ethnicity.

 

It does ask for the Postcode of the school which is BL1 6JS.

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