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Regular COVID-19 testing - Letter from Gavin Williamson

We would like to share with you below a message from the DfE, reminding you that students in Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12 should be continuing to complete their Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests twice weekly on a Sunday evening or Monday morning, and Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. The results of each of their LFD tests should be reported both via the GOV website, and our school MS Form, links to both can be found below. Students are welcome to report the results themselves, but parents can also do this on their behalf.

With the increase in cases with variants of concern, it is important to detect cases of coronavirus to keep covid out of the classroom. While robust measures remain in place to keep students and staff safe, it is vitally important that young people at secondary school continue to test twice weekly and report the results.

The Secretary of State for Education has written an open letter to parents and carers to encourage them to continue supporting their children to test twice a week. The result of a rapid test could be positive, negative or even void, but results should always be reported.

To report LFD results, parents and students can visit:, or call 119 free from a mobile or landline. Lines are open every day, 7am to 11pm.

We also ask that parents or students continue to complete our online MS Form to log LFD results after each of their tests, to ensure we have an up-to-date log of students results as we do not have access to the NHS database.

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