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Home Testing

Taking the Test

You should take the test twice every week.

Monday’s and Thursday’s before coming to college

Make sure you have enough time to do the test before setting off to College.

Help and support are available, including instructions in different languages on how to test and report the results and a video showing you how to take the test.

This does not replace symptomatic testing. If you have symptoms, you should self-isolate immediately, book a PCR test and follow national guidelines.

Can I Take the Test Myself?

Students aged 18 and over should do the test themselves and report the result, with help if they need it.

Students aged 12-17 should do the test themselves with adult supervision. The adult may help you take the test if you need support.

You Need to Report Each Test Result

The result of each test needs to be reported using the NHS Test & Trace self-report website.

You will also need to tell the College if you test positive.  You can do this by using  ‘Contact us’ via your Cedar account and selecting ‘Covid’ Positive from the drop down menu

Why Take Part?

Taking part in testing is voluntary and you will be able to attend College whether you take part in testing or not.

I am strongly encouraging all students to take part. Testing yourself at home will allow us to reduce the spread of the virus.

Please contact Kelly Illingworth-Turner, our COVID Coordinator, if you have any questions or concerns about home testing.

Thank you for your support.

NHS Information on Lateral Flow Tests >


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