COVID-19 update for schools: PCR Test Kits & Lateral Flow Test Updates



Testing those with symptoms: Updated guidance - PCR test kits for schools and FE providers

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From Thursday 22 April, the Government updated the guidance for schools and further education (FE) providers on the supply of COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test kits to staff or students who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and how they can order further PCR tests for symptomatic testing.
For more information and to read the guidance in full, visit: www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-test-kits-for-schools-and-fe-providers.
Testing those without symptoms:
Reminder - Lateral Flow Tests not for Primary age children
Please be reminded that Lateral Flow Testing should not be used on primary age children.
Secondary pupils and those attending college will access testing through their setting.
For more information, visit: www.somerset.gov.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-lateral-flow-test.
If you are experiencing symptoms, please do not go to work or school.

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Created at 27/04/2021 14:33 by Jemma.Gillard
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