Home Test Kits

Thank you to everyone who has encouraged their child to take the free covid home test kit packs that are being offered to them.  This is a vital way to help stop the spread of the virus. It is important that your child tests themselves with home kits every 3-5 days throughout both term time and the holidays – ON SUNDAY EVENING BEFORE RETURNING TO SCHOOL ON A MONDAY, AND AGAIN DURING THE WEEK.

More test kits will be offered to students each week. Your child can also request these from their tutor.

Please read the link to the letter at the bottom of this page below regarding testing at home, but here are a few quick reminders:

  1. Test kits given at school are only for students. If you require these for yourselves please go to: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests
  2. All results must be logged with the NHS here: https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result
  3. All results must be logged on the school tracker here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=yu1GLt0A20uVy2z1Ys-7pDVJmfZR3ONFrkv4cQ5-bB5UNllEVlU5QkZYOEdGSzE4RlFFNU44UDdTVC4u
  4. If your child tests positive please isolate your household, ring school immediately on 0115 913 1338 and you must also arrange for a PCR (lab) test kit to double check: https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Please contact us with any queries we are always happy to help. Email to covid@ellisguilfordschool.org.uk

Please look at these other helpful links:

Guidance for families:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rapid-lateral-flow-testing-for-households-and-bubbles-of-school-pupils-and-staff

How to do a test:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-self-test-help

Reporting your test – YOU MUST REPORT THE RESULTS OF YOUR HOME TEST!

Reporting the results is as important as taking the test in order to understand how the virus works and affects our communities. Please see the government blog for more information:

Government Blog on Reporting Your Test Results

Also see our Facebook page for an information video:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=920376585394956

Updated 30th April 2021