COVID-19

Home Test Kits

Lateral Flow testing

Students should test themselves twice a week, with a minimum of 3 days between each test. Students have been issue with test packs. Each test pack will contain 3 tests and full instructions for taking the test and reporting the results back to NHS Test and Trace.

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

Reporting test results

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

You also need to tell the School the result of each test using this link.

If your child  receives a positive result you should notify us by contacting covid@christs.school. You should also book them a confirmatory PCR test. It is important that your child self-isolates until the result of the PCR test is received.  If the PCR test is negative then please send in proof to covid@christs.school.  Your child can then return to school the next day.    

Please contact our Covid Test Coordinator, Ms Chapman, if you have any questions.

COVID SYMPTOMS 

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result. 

It is imperative that you let us know the result of any positive test using the email address covid@christs.school

If your child is going to be absent from school it is important that you contact us to let us know. The best way to do this is via the Edulink One app, by emailing attendance@christs.school or by phoning 0208 940 6982 and leaving a voicemail by pressing option 1. 

If your child is self-isolating, their teachers will set work for them to complete on Google Classroom. 

Main symptoms of COVID 19 

The main symptoms of coronavirus are: 

  •  a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) 
  •  a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) 
  •  a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal 

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms. 

What to do if you have symptoms 

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus: 

1. Get a PCR test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible. 

2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test. 

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.

When to self-isolate 

You must self-isolate immediately if: 

  • you have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) 
  • you've tested positive for coronavirus – this means you have coronavirus
  • you live with someone who has symptoms or tested positive 
  • someone in your support bubble has symptoms or tested positive 
  • you're told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace 
  • you arrive in the UK from a country with a high coronavirus risk – see GOV.UK: how to self-isolate when you travel to the UK 

If you think you've been in contact with someone who has coronavirus, but you do not have symptoms and have not been told to self-isolate, continue to follow social distancing advice. 

If you have been tested for COVID 19 you'll get a text or email when your result is ready. 

Most people get their test results the day after taking the test. Some results might take longer, but you should get them in 72 hours. 

There are 3 types of result you can get: 

  • negative 
  • positive 
  • unclear, void, borderline or inconclusive 

If you do not get your result, call the coronavirus testing contact centre on 119 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) or 0300 303 2713 (Scotland). The contact centre is open from 7am to 11pm. 

You must Stay at home until your test result comes back 

If you had a test because you had symptoms, you and anyone you live with must stay at home (self-isolate) until you get your result. Anyone in your household or support bubble must also self isolate until you get your result. 

A COVID-19 risk assessment is being maintained and has been approved by the Governing Body at Christ's School

We have resources for students in our Emotional Wellbeing section which can be found here.

 

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