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NHS Test and Trace: COVID-19 testing for staff and secondary school-aged students - January 2021

Information about testing in schools - latest information as of 06/01/2021

You may have heard that testing for those without Coronavirus symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker Covid-19 tests (known as 'lateral flow' tests).

Along with other protective measures we are taking, these tests will help staff and students to remain in school safely.

Please see below attachments;

  • Covid-19 Testing instructions
  • NHS Test and Trace: COVID-19 testing for students letter
  • NHS Test and Trace consent form for COVID-19 testing
  • Asymptomatic testing in schools and colleges - FAQs

These will also be sent to parents/carers and staff via text forms from the school and the consent form can be filled in via a text link.


At this current time, Meadows School remains open for chldren of critical workers and vulnerable students who need to be in school. A National Lockdown came into force in England as of 05/01/2021