Lateral Flow Testing

Gumley House School


Lateral Testing

Lateral Testing in School

We will be offering Lateral Flow Testing for all students and staff at school on return in January.  Staff overseeing the Lateral Testing have all been fully trained and we are expecting an excellent uptake from students and staff to be tested.

Lateral Testing for COVID-19 will begin from the 4th January.

What is Lateral Testing and what is involved?
I'm sure most are very familiar with this process by now, although these tests are getting better (for example, no longer the requirement for throat swab on a Lateral Flow Test).  Students and staff will be invited to get tested once they have produced a consent form (copied below). Students who consent to being tested will receive two initial tests.  The first will be arranged as they come to school with the second three days later (not including weekends).  

We will arrange for students to come to the Dance Studio where they will be registered and given a swab which they will need to apply to their nose themselves.  

Once they have self-swabbed, they will place the swab into a small tube and then return to class.  

While they are back in lessons, the swab will be analysed (approximately 30 minutes) and any positive result will be followed up immediately.

Students will then be offered further testing, daily over a period of 7 days, if they have been identified as being in close proximity with COVID-19.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions on Lateral Testing

We are only able to administer  Lateral Flow Testing once we have received consent.  if you have previously consented - this still applies and you do not need to fill the form in again.  If, however, you now wish your child to receive a Lateral Flow test on site, please ensure the sheet below is returned with your child on first testing:

Paper Version:  Consent Form

Electronic Version:  Consent Form

Other important Information regarding Lateral Testing:

Link to Test Register for recording of home test kits (students should use school email address).

Link to Government site for recording tests (if not going through Test Register)

Privacy Notice

Data Protection: Frequently Asked Questions

Full guidance to schools on Lateral testing

Register your Lateral COVID Test

Results booking (Gumley staff only)