Lateral Flow Testing

Please note that although the school is not testing the children (like secondary schools are) you can still get twice weekly Lateral Flow tests done to keep you and your family safe.

Lateral Flow testing gives results in 30 minutes and is done in the same way a covid test is done. There are 3 ways for your family to get Lateral Testing done, you can

  1. Go to the local testing site, this is the Damilola Taylor Centre, E Surry Grove, SE15 6DR which is open 9am-7pm daily. You can go with no appointment but will need to register on your phone while you are waiting to go in. There is minimal parking around the centre but wait times tend to be short at this centre.
  2. Collect a home test kit from the Damilola Taylor Centre – see details above. Each kit has 7 tests in and thorough instructions for how to do at home.
  3. Ordering a home test kit online using the following link: https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

This seems to be a quick option where tests often arrive the following day.

Please note that the school will NOT be able to provide tests or order them for parents.

Further information about the Lateral Flow Testing is available at the following link

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rapid-lateral-flow-testing-for-households-and-bubbles-of-school-pupils-and-staff