Testing at Home

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COVID-19 Home Testing for Students

1. Opt-in

By collecting and opening the ‘test at home’ test kit you give medical consent and are legally

committed to reporting your results via the NHS Test and Trace reporting system and to the school. There is no need to specifically ask for medical consent for test at home.

You can watch this Youtube Video of Dr Amir Khan performing the test so you can see how its done:-

Watch the whole playlist by clicking on the link below:-

You can also follow these 4 easy steps:-

2. Collect test kits

Test kits will be available w/c Monday 15th March. Test kits will be distributed immediately after your 3rd and final test at school. Further kits will then be distributed via your Form tutor as and when required.

3. Test at home

Follow the instructions issued with the test kit. Make sure that you are reading version 1.3.2 or version 1.3.3 of the instructions. Please ignore the guide that comes in the kit.

How many Tests do I need to do?

The test kit comes with 7 individual tests in total. Please complete 2 tests a week. Once on a Monday evening and again on a Thursday evening.

4. Check your results

After completing the test you must wait for exactly 30 minutes. Set a timer on your phone so you don’t forget. After the 30 minutes has passed make a note of the result and enter it on the NHS Track and Trace and the form situated on the StudentPortal. Please be careful not to forget about the test. If you leave it until after the 30 minute limit you will need to report it as a VOID test.

No need to self-isolate, you can go to your workplace or education setting.

Self-isolate immediately and take a PCR test, following the current public health guidance

Take another LFD test. If you receive 2 void results in a row you should book a PCR test.

5. Report result

You are required to report the results of your tests online, or by phone, every time you take a test, even if the result is negative or void.

Please report the result to NHS Test and Trace - here. Even if negative or void

6. Report result to school

Education settings are not able to view the results that you have uploaded to the online service but it is important for education settings to log test results so they can support staff and students to follow the correct guidance depending on their test result.

Please use the form below to register your result at school. You will need to login using your school email address and password.


You can also click on the link on the front page of the StudentPortal.

7. Positive test result

In the event your test results are positive it is required that you book in for a PCR test.

8. When do I take my next test?

Take the next test according to guidance - twice weekly. Testing is to take place on a Monday and Thursday evening. No test is required for 90 days after positive PCR, unless you develop new symptoms.

9. Incident Reporting

If there are any issues with the tests that could potentially impact the quality or safety of testing, raise a ‘yellow card’

10. Clinical issue

If there is a clinical incident which led or has potential for harm, participants are advised to report it on
https://coronavirus-yellowcard.mhra.gov.ukThis is not for seeking immediate medical care. Medical care should be sought through the usual route of contacting 111 or 999.

11. Non-clinical issue
For incidents occurring at home, participants are advised to report any issues (something damaged, or missing or difficult to use in the kit, unable to log result etc.) to 119.

12. Inform the Education Setting
Students should inform their Form Tutor about any ongoing test-related problems, so that we can check if this is a wider issue across other users.