Rapid lateral flow testing for households and bubbles of school pupils and staff

Dear Parents and Carers

Members of households or support bubbles of pupils (including primary pupils) and those who work in schools can now access lateral flow tests.

These allow people to test at home to identify any asymptomatic positive cases of coronavirus. 

Accessing symptom-free tests

Parents and carers and anyone else living with a school age child or young person are among the priority groups being given access to free home lateral flow testing kits to test themselves.

Information on how to access these can be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/rapid-lateral-flow-testing-for-households-and-bubbles-of-school-pupils-and-staff

All are strongly encouraged to have a lateral flow test at a local testing site prior to starting home testing, to know how a test is undertaken. 

Twice weekly testing will help detect hidden asymptomatic cases and help keep pupils and staff safer in school.

Anyone unable to do home testing can go to one of the Dudley lateral flow testing centres. These are at Dudley Leisure Centre, Saltwells Education Centre, with pop-up sessions at Holy Trinity Church Community Centre in Wordsley, Lifecentral Church in Halesowen, St Andrews Church in Sedgley, St James Church in Wollaston and the Salvation Army Church in Lye.

There is also testing at more than 30 pharmacies across the borough. For details on where you can get a lateral flow test and to book visit www.dudley.gov.uk/symptom-free-testing

There is also a direct link for ordering test kits for home delivery - https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

 
Kind regards

Mrs D Hudson
Headteacher
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