Lateral Flow Testing during the Easter Holiday

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

The Government have announced that home lateral flow tests should continue to be completed throughout the Easter holiday period and into module 5.

Your child will therefore receive additional home testing kits before the end of module 4 to be completed twice a week, 3-5 days apart.   Please ensure your child continues to complete these tests in accordance with Government guidance as these tests mean that asymptomatic people who might otherwise continue to attend the academy are identified and asked to self-isolate in order to contain the spread of the virus.

It is important that all positive, negative and void results are registered online with NHS Test and Trace using the link below:

NHS Test and Trace – www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result

Should your child receive a positive test result they should isolate at home for 10 days together with the whole family and you must inform the academy immediately by calling the main reception on 01322 620400, open 8am – 4pm.  For out of hours email info@leighacademy.or.uk.  (Please also complete the online Trust report form).  You should then arrange for a PCR test to be taken as soon as possible.  

We strongly encourage all students to continue to test at home, including taking a test on Sunday 18th April before returning to the academy on Monday 19th April.  This will allow your child and other students to return to classroom learning, as safely as possible for the module ahead.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

Julia Collins

Principal