From January 2021 Schools have been asked by the Department for Education to provide Rapid Testing for staff using a test called the Lateral Flow Test.
These tests are to be used in two ways:
- Weekly testing to discover any staff who may be asymptomatic positive cases.
- Serial Testing (daily) of close contacts to avoid staff having to self isolate for 20 days.
Participation in these tests is optional and a staff consent form is required to participate in testing.
The information below is for staff to be able to make an informed decision before providing consent required to participate in testing at New Forest School.