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Worthing High School

Worthing High School

Lateral Flow Testing Information

Please find below all the information we currently have on Lateral Flow Testing.

Email issued to parents/carers 31.1.20

Worthing High School will also be following the guidance set out by the government and NHS and implementing Lateral Flow Testing the w/c 4th January. We will be using test kits provided by the DFE/NHS. I have enclosed a letter from the DFE and a leaflet which explains how the testing is carried out. As a parent/carer, you would be consenting / not consenting to the following:

  1. For your child to be initially tested upon their return to school to help identify asymptotic cases.
    1. Thursday 7th January test 1 for those vulnerable or critical worker students
    2. Monday 11th January for Year 11 students

2. For your child to be part of the serial testing, which will take place if your child is identified as a close contact of someone with a positive case in school, and therefore will be tested daily for a period of time specified by the government.

We will also be sharing our plans to complete an initial testing for all students in Y7,8,9,10 who are due to return to school on Monday 18th January – the testing will take place prior to their return to school.

All tests are voluntary and your consent is required. To assist with our planning please could you complete the e-consent form by Monday 4th January 12pm.

I fully appreciate the short notification, but we are working with changes from central government and need to ensure that we are fully compliant so that your child and staff can return safely back to school.

Thank you for your continued support and wishing you and your family a happy and safe New Year.