COVID-19 Consent Form
1 March 2021
As you are aware, our pupils will begin their phased return to school from Monday 8 March 2021. As part of this return, we are being asked to provide three lateral flow tests for every child, three to five days apart. This is a key part of the Government’s plan to help identify asymptomatic cases (pupils who are positive but are not displaying any symptoms) and we are asking for your support in rolling this out across the school.
Pupils will carry out the swabbing themselves, with guidance from trained members of Fisher More staff. The testing of the swabs will be carried out by trained staff members and the results uploaded to the NHS Test & Trace system who will send notification of the result to the email address and mobile phone number you provide. Please also take time to read the accompanying privacy information, on how NHS Test and Trace store the information you provide.
The form below should be completed, indicating whether or not you are happy for your child to take part in the testing:
Pupils can only be tested if we receive a confirmatory consent.
I must stress that you have a choice in whether your child is tested or not. If you chose not to give consent, please return the form but select the ‘no’ option when prompted. This will not prevent your child from returning to face to face education and they will come back at the same time as the rest of their teaching group, but will not be tested.
I would encourage you to allow your child to have the tests, as this will benefit the pupil, their family and the wider school community by identifying asymptomatic carriers and preventing the further spread of the virus. If you do have any further queries about the testing, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Atkins: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support.
Ms C Hayes