Eaton Bank Academy

25/3/21 Covid Home Testing Kits

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25/3/21

Dear Parents and Carers

We would like to thank all families that are participating in the home testing of our students, the response has been brilliant, with 99% of our students taking part. We would like to remind you that testing should continue over the Easter holidays, on Sunday and Wednesday evenings ideally. Don’t forget to log your results both with the NHS and school, links are below.
https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result NHS link
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ah7ujWNgY0OmHSD819mx0Km86HCzTeZF
mtMcJUeKhKVUQU0zQ0VBS0ZURlBXTEFBWkIxWjRNMjhBOS4u
– School link

Kits will be distributed to students next week. The link below is to a short Youtube video, as a
reminder, to explain how the tests should be taken.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9XR8RZxKNo&list=PLvaBZskxS7tzQYlVg7lwH5uxAD9UrSzGJ&in
dex=1

If you need to notify us of anyone in your family that contracts the virus or who needs to isolate please contact the school via the following email address covid@eatonbank.org


Many thanks for your continuing support.
With very best wishes
Martin James
Deputy Headteacher

The next part of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown is the testing of students at home, using the lateral flow tests, which give results in 30 minutes. Students will receive self-testing kits to use at home twice weekly. Each kit contains 3 tests which we suggest are carried out on Wednesday and Sunday evening each week. The kits come with full instructions and there is a short NHS video on how to carry out the test below.


You need to report each test result (positive, negative or void) to both NHS Test and Trace https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result and the link provided by Eaton Bank Academy.

The kits handed out to students by Eaton Bank Academy are for students only. Families can obtain home test kits for others in the household and the bubble by checking details at
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rapid-lateral-flow-testing-for-households-and-bubbles-ofschool-pupils-and-staff