Lateral flow testing for students at St Joseph’s - January 2022

Up to one in three people who have COVID-19 can spread the virus without knowing because they have no symptoms. To reduce the spread of the virus, we need to identify those individuals.

The Government recently announced that schools should encourage their students to participate in lateral flow testing at the start of the Spring term in order to keep both students and staff in these settings safe. The students will be asked to complete one lateral flow test prior to them starting back to school. 

Students will be given a specific time slot to come into school to be tested. They will have to complete the swabbing process themselves; fully trained staff will be on hand to support them throughout but are unable to swab students directly. The swab will then be tested onsite, it takes around 30 minutes to get the results, however students do not need to wait, they can go home and the school will contact parents with the results. Timeslots are as per the table below: 

 

Tutor Group Tues 4th Jan Tutor Group Wed 5th Jan Tutor Group Thurs 6th Jan
7A 9.00 11A 9.00 10A 10.30
7B 9.10 11B 9.10 10B 10.40
7C 9.20 11C 9.20 10C 10.50
7D 9.30 11D 9.30 10D 11.00
7E 9.40 11E 9.40 10E 11.10
Break 9.50 - 10.05 Break 9.50 - 10.05 Break 11.20 - 11.35
7F 10.05 11F 10.05 10F 11.35
7G 10.15 11G 10.15 10G 11.45
7H 10.25 11H 10.25 10H 11.55
7I 10.35 11I 10.35 10I 12.05
7J 10.45 11J 10.45 10J 12.15
7V 10.55 Break 11-11.30
Break 11.05-11.30 9A 11.30
8A 11.30 9B 11.40
8B 11.40 9C 11.50
8C 11.50 9D 12.00
8D 12.00 9E 12.10
8E 12.10 Break 12.20-12.35
Break 12.20-12.35 9F 12.35
8F 12.35 9G 12.45
8G 12.45 9H 12.55
8H 12.55 9I 1.05
8I 1.05 9J 1.15
8J 1.15
8V 1.30