Rapid Lateral Flow Testing

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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;

Online/Digital Consent

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.)

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Useful Documentation

Video Guidance

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.