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Covid test updates 22/4/2021

Covid tests 22/4/2021

The Department for Education has confirmed that

 “All positive results from rapid tests undertaken at home do need to be confirmed with a standard PCR test. This is because these tests are not conducted in a controlled environment and will not have trained staff on hand. Following a positive LFD test at home, a confirmatory PCR test should be booked online or by calling 119. 

Whilst awaiting the PCR result, the pupil or student and their close contacts should self-isolate

If the PCR test is negative, it overrides the self-test LFD test (at home only) and a child can return to school.”