Lateral Flow Testing Video
The Oaks Academy understands that you and your child might be a little apprehensive about the Lateral Flow Tests. To help reassure you we have produced a film of Mr Frost taking his test. The testing does not hurt and is over quite quickly.
After watching the video please see the information below about Consent for Lateral Flow Testing.
Consent for Lateral Flow Testing (Covid-19)
Following the government’s announcement on Monday 4th January 2021, mass testing for Covid in schools has been put on hold. We will continue to arrange testing for staff and priority pupils who are accessing the on-site provision.
In order to do this, we need to obtain parental consent for lateral flow testing. Thank you for all the responses received so far. If you are yet to do, so please click on the ‘Microsoft Forms Icon’ to submit your response electronically. Alternatively if you are unable to access the Forms link, then you can download the consent form by clicking here.
Those taking the test will be supervised by trained staff. The ‘lateral flow’ tests are quick and easy using a swab of your nose and throat. For under 18s, staff can oversee the swab process.
Results (which take around half an hour from testing) will be shared directly with staff and pupils participating. Where participants are under 16, parents or legal guardians will also be informed.
Please see the one page guide from the NHS on the process, alongside a Frequently Asked Questions document.
We strongly encourage all parents/carers to consent to testing and support the government’s efforts to control the spread of the virus.
Thank you again for your support throughout this challenging time, and we are sure that by working together and engaging positively with the government’s strategy we can help reduce the spread of the virus and potentially safe lives.