GUIDANCE - LATERAL FLOW TESTS
CHANGES TO BI-WEEKLY TESTING
Following the new government "Live with Covid" guidance, students are no longer encouraged to test and log their bi-weekly lateral flow device tests.
We will therefore no longer be providing our students with LFDs as standard.
If you require tests to enable your child to leave isolation before the 10 day period (through negative LFD results on days 5 and 6) and can not access them through ordering them online, please contact the Academy reception.
ORIENT GENE HOME-TESTING
FROM JANUARY 2022
The Orient Gene involves a double nose swab (no longer a nose and throat swab) and has been approved for use for all Secondary aged students.
They come in a white and green box.
PLEASE NOTE: The test procedure is quite different to the process used in the old tests so please read the instructions carefully.
►► View the full NHS step-by-step guide for an Orient Gene LTF HERE
NHS VIDEO STEP BY STEP GUIDE
This short video explains how to take an Orient Gene LFD test at home.