Year 6 Moving - Lateral Flow Testing in Year 7
Year 6 pupils will need to do a Lateral Flow Test twice weekly in September when they join their secondary school.
Their Secondary School will give them a box containing 7 testing kits.
Please read and discuss the information below to ensure your child knows what is expected in Year 7.
How rapid lateral flow tests work:
Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms.
Rapid lateral flow tests help to find cases in people who may have no symptoms but are still infectious and can give the virus to others.
The test usually involves taking a sample from your tonsils (or where they would have been) and from your nose, using a swab.
You can get a result in 30 minutes.
Secondary school pupils and college students:
Pupils and students should take twice-weekly tests using a home test kit provided by their school or college. They should report all results to NHS Test and Trace as soon as the test is completed, either online or by calling 119.
Members of households, childcare or support bubbles of pupils, students and staff of schools, nurseries and colleges:
If you’re a member of a household, childcare bubble of an early years child, a pupil, student or staff of a school, nursery or college, you can get a twice-weekly test:
- through your employer if they offer testing to employees
- at a local test site or pharmacy
- by collecting a home test kit from a test site
- by ordering a home test kit online