COVID-19 School Testing
NHS Test and Trace: COVID-19 Testing for Staff
Testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is quick using COVID 19 tests known as ‘lateral flow devices’.
Below is some information about the testing programme at The Castle School.
Along with the other protective measures we are taking, testing will allow us to take further measures to help staff members to remain in school. Up to one third of people who have coronavirus are asymptomatic. By testing we will help to reduce the spread in school through asymptomatic transmission. We therefore encourage those working in school to be tested, however this is a voluntary process.
The current recommendation from the DfE is that Staff members can test themselves twice weekly with home testing kits until further notice.
Below is the link to the Privacy Notice that provides further information on how the data supplied is processed.