Covid-19 - lateral flow devices and testing

You can find the NYHR Lateral Flow Testing information pack, including role profiles and grades here

For Primary Aged Pupils

Sets of 10 kits  - making an order for additional Coronavirus test kits - An online portal is now live for schools and further education (FE) providers to order additional coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits if they have run out, or are running out, of their initial 10 kits supplied for use in line with DfE guidance

Updated government guidance:  guidance on safe working in education, childcare and children’s social care settings for staff visiting families in their own homes.  This has also been updated for staff who have been in close contact with a symptomatic person who subsequently test positive even if the staff member wore PPE.

For Secondary and Post-16 Aged Pupils

Schools and colleges can email rapidtesting.schools@education.gov.uk or call 0800 046 8687 (Mon-Fri 8am-6pm; Sat-Sun 10am-6pm) for support with specific questions.

As with all other positive cases, we ask that you inform the LA of any new positive cases identified by lateral flow testing by emailing education.COVID19@northyorks.gov.uk or telephone 01609 780 780.

The latest government guidance on weekly workforce testing and daily testing for those identified as close contacts of workforce colleagues, students or pupils that have tested positive can be found here.

The latest government guidance on mass asymptomatic testing in specialist settings can be found here. In addition, the DfE blog ‘Mass testing in schools: Your questions answered’, can be found here.

The latest handbook on asymptomatic testing in schools and colleges, including the link to the Schools and Colleges document sharing platform (page 8) can be found here.

Confirmation that testing procedures should continue for those workforce colleagues and students or pupils who will continue to attend their setting during lockdown can be found here.

A pdf version of the slides shared during our webinar on the 4th January can be found here

Government Information on the Effectiveness of Lateral Flow Tests, including for analysis for the new variant of coronavirus can be found here.