COVID -19 Lateral Flow Home Testing
IMPORTANT: Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests are only to be used if a person is asymptomatic (has no symptoms). Anyone with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms must self isolate immediately and arrange a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test.
You must follow closely the instructions in the self-test booklet provided with your kit. The instructions will vary dependant on the type (and brand) of test you are using. The videos below illustrate how to process the current tests provided through the school.
Video Guide - How to Self-Test:
Report your Results
After completing your home test you will need to report your results to the NHS Test and Trace system and also to the school.
To report to the NHS please go to: Report a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow test result – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
To report your results to the school using our results form, please follow the relevant link for Students of Staff below:
What to do if your son/daughter (KJS student) gets a positive Lateral Flow Device (LFD) result
If your son/daughter has completed a Rapid Lateral Flow test at home and the result was POSITIVE, please make sure that they:
- Self-isolate straight away and that you refer to the Stay at Home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection (updated 11 January 2022).
- Report their rapid lateral flow test result on GOV.UK as soon as possible, then report the result to the school using the relevant link above
- Contact the school to report the absence, stating clearly that the absence is relating to a positive COVID-19 test result
Does my son/daughter have to participate in Home Testing?
Lateral Flow Device (LFD) Home Testing, and receipt of test kits, is voluntary. If you would prefer your son/daughter to not partake in home testing you can opt-out. If you choose to opt-out of home testing this will also remove your son/daughter from the consent list for in-school testing at the school’s testing centre (if you had previously provided consent for these). To opt-out please use the link below:
How to Register for Home Testing:
If your son/daughter is not currently opted in for the home testing (they will already be enrolled if you have provided consent for in-school testing), then you may use the below link to submit your consent. Or to opt-out of this, please use the link in the section above. Please read the Privacy Notice before registering.