Year 8 Update – Arrangements for Onsite Lateral Flow Testing – Wednesday 9th June

Further to the Headteacher’s email of 7th June (see https://www.wilmslowhigh.com/noticeboard/important-update-on-year-8-bubble-closure-monday-7th-june/) I am now writing with details of the arrangements for onsite Lateral Flow Testing on Wednesday 9th June.

Date of Covid 19 Test – Wednesday 9th June

  • Only attend onsite testing if you are free from Covid-19 symptoms and have not been asked to self-isolate.
  • Please ensure you arrive (at the Olympic hall entrance) at your designated timeslot
  • You should attend wearing full school uniform (this is to aid with the identification of students on the site)
  • Please ensure you arrive with a face covering. This will need to be worn for the duration of the testing process.
  • At the end of your test please leave the site and return straight home.
  • Please continue to complete a regular lateral flow test at home (twice weekly) and report the results to the NHS and School.
Form GroupTime to be at Olympic Hall Gate
Y 8BGB9.00 Am
Y 8BCG9.20 Am
Y 8BAM9.40 Am
Y 8HRC10.20 Am
Y 8HJC10.40 Am
Y 8HPK11.40 Am
Y 8NHC12.00 Pm
Y 8NBH1.10 Pm
Y 8NAS1.30 Pm
Y 8TMH1.50 Pm
Y 8TDM2.10 Pm
Y 8TRA2.30 Pm

 

Date of return to school – Thursday 10th June

Additional information

Up to one third of people who have coronavirus are asymptomatic. By testing we will help to reduce the spread in our school, through asymptomatic transmission. I am therefore strongly encouraging those returning to school to be tested.

I still need to provide Consent for the Covid 19 test

The consent form can be accessed on the school website or by clicking here.

What if my child tests positive?

Parents/carers will be informed immediately if their child has tested positive.

If a student tests positive on a lateral flow device, parents/carers will be informed immediately by Wilmslow High school and will need to isolate for 10 days.

What happens if the test is negative?

You will only be informed by school of a test result if it is positive or void. Your child will return home with the test card to enable you to log the result with the NHS. We maintain a full register of all results in school should you require confirmation.

While a small number of students may need to repeat the test if the first test was invalid or void for some reason, students who test negative will be able to return to school with their year group.

What if my child develops symptoms?

This testing programme at Wilmslow High School is for people with no symptoms. If your child develops symptoms at any time (including a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste) they must immediately self-isolate, and book a test by calling 119 or visiting https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.

We look forward to welcoming all Year 8 students back.

 

Kind regards

Mr Jones

Senior Leader Extended Student Services

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