RE: Covid Testing for $Forename$ $Surname$
At Seaham High School we are starting lateral flow testing (LFT) as part of the government’s strategy to combat the spread of COVID-19. You will need to complete the consent formfor your child if you wish them to be part of the testing. The school requires this consent form to be completed ASAP. The testing will require your child to swab the back of their throat and both nostrils before our staff take over the processing of the sample. The test will take 20-30minutes to give a reading and you will be informed of a positive test only through NHS Track and Trace. Each student will be required to take 2 tests unless they are identified as being in close contact with a confirmed case. In this instance, a student will be required to take a test every morning at school (8:30am) for 7 days. If your child’s test is positive for any LFT you will be required to collect them from school immediately and take them for a PCR COVID test at a local centre.
I will take a nil return of the consent form as an indication that you do not give consent for the LFT to take place.
Seaham High School