Rapid Lateral Flow Testing
St Damian's has began to perform 'Rapid Lateral Flow testing' Which can produce an indictive test result within the hour from when the test was performed. This test must be followed by a NHS test centre appointment if a positive result is indicated to confirm the result.
All parent/carers should receive an SMS Text message once a test has been completed with the outcome of that test outlined. Please can we ask that all parent/carers have supplied school with an up to date mobile contact number if this has changed recently, otherwise this notification may not be received.
Please find further information below;
If you consent for your child to having a rapid test for COVID-19, Please could you complete the online consent form by clicking here
Please enter the password which will be sent to you via SMS Text message* and reply to the text message with your decision, either YES or NO.
(Alternativity please print and complete the downloadable copy below; then return this to school.)
Please watch the 2 videos below to find out more information about Lateral Flow testing.
Home testing kits - COVID-19 Self-testing (Reporting)
Once you have been issued with a 'Home testing kit' for your pupil(s). The results from these MUST be reported firstly; to Gov.uk via this link and secondly; back to us here at St Damian's.
To report your test result back to school, please simply send a SMS Text message to: 07507 332277 with only these words; *Any other wording or mis-spelling will be rejected by our system.
'Positive' or 'Pos' - To report a Positive result
'Negative' or 'Neg' - To report a Negative result.
One word responses are all that is required.
Once we have received your result you will receive a SMS confirmation.
*Important* These 2 steps for reporting MUST be completed after every home test undertaken.