22 March – 20 July 2021

You will have received the Lateral Flow Tests now for your son or daughter. Each pack has 3 tests. These tests should be performed twice a week, 3-5 days apart. It is advisable to use the tests in the morning before your child is due to attend school. There are enough tests for your child to be tested in the remaining weeks of this term and one of the tests should be used on Monday 12th April before students return to school after the Easter holiday.

Guidance for testing at home may be found through this link https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvaBZskxS7tzQYlVg7lwH5uxAD9UrSzGJ.

The test result for each test must be recorded with the NHS via this link https://www.gov.uk/report-covid19-result.

We are also required to keep a register of test results – please can you quickly register your test through this form https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=cat8LtPr6028-j5gfJiO_bdVhZPZRhdIuYwXcJMG0dJUQkYzWUlDOTNUMEpSQVo0NEtFTENLWVIwUC4u


There is a privacy notice on our Recent Letters and Communications webpage that explains how your child’s data will be used. If the test is positive please make contact with school as soon as possible by emailing enquiries@balshaws.org.uk or ring 01772 421009.

Thank you for your help in making our school community safe.

Ms Kate Kidd
School Business Manager