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Lateral Flow Test

Posted on: August 31st 2021

Dear Parents/Carers, 

RE: Lateral Flow Testing prior to returning to school 

On Friday evening we received communication regarding advice on lateral flow testing for pupils returning to school. You will have heard about this in the media.  We wanted to pass this information on to you as soon as possible and thank you for your ongoing support. 

On Testing 

The guidance from the Welsh Government is that pupils and staff are advised to test twice in the lead up to their first day back. 

The tests should be taken 2-3 days apart and as close to the first day back as possible and they recommend that on the morning of their first day back, would be best. 

If you do not have any test kits at home, these can be ordered through the community collect, direct or pharmacy collect routes before the start of term. Further details provided below with relevant links: 

·       Test Sites and Community Collection Points 

Lateral Flow test kits can be collected from local test sites, and some community 

collection points Locations, opening times can be found here: 

Get rapid lateral flow COVID-19 tests if you do not have symptoms | GOV.WALES 

·       Home Delivery 

Kits can also be ordered online for home delivery. Details of how to order for  

home delivery can be found here: 

Get rapid lateral flow COVID-19 tests if you do not have symptoms | GOV.WALES 

We are expecting that we will receive a further allocation of test kits in school that we will allocate to pupils upon their return.   

In the same way as last term, please report your child’s results to the school and the NHS website.  Please see link on our website – follow Students, Lateral Flow Tests. 

We look forward to welcoming all our pupils back to school next week.