Reporting a Covid-19 Test Result

Lateral flow test kits can be collected from the collection point outside the school office. Please refer to the information in the parent letter below for detailed information about lateral flow testing at home. The video below shows step by step how to carry out the test at home. Home tests should be carried out twice per week on Sunday and Wednesday early evening or before school on Monday and Thursday. All results need to be reported to school as soon as possible after the test using the following links:


Clarification on Day 6 and 7 Lateral Flow Testing following a Positive Covid 19 Test Result

Individuals may now take LFD tests on day 6 and day 7 of their self-isolation period. Those who receive two negative test results are no longer required to complete 10 full days of self-isolation. The first test must be taken no earlier than day 6 of the self-isolation period and tests must be taken 24 hours apart. This also applies to children under 5, with LFD testing at parental or guardian discretion. If both these test results are negative, and you do not have a high temperature, you may end your self-isolation after the second negative test result and return to your education or childcare setting from day 7.

  • Day 0 - the date of symptoms or the positive test.
  • Day 6 - individual can take an lateral flow test first thing in the morning.
  • Day 7 - individual can take a second lateral flow test first thing in the morning (24 hours after the first). If both are negative the child can return to school that same day.

If the day 6 lateral flow is still positive the individual can continue to test and when they have had 2 negative results 24 hours apart they may come out of isolation.












Lateral flow testing at home

Regular Asymptomatic Testing at Home Documents


How to carry out the home test


Additional help and support is available here, including instructions in different languages on how to test and report the results and a video showing you how to take the test.


The testing centre at Alder









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