Testing continues to play a crucial role, in and out of classrooms, in our fight against coronavirus (COVID-19).
Staff should continue to test themselves and report results whilst encouraging secondary school and college students to do likewise.
Reporting test results can be done simply and quickly, from mobiles, online or by phone, and should be completed straightaway. Reporting not only supports contact tracing in the event of a positive case, but assists our understanding of community rates of infection.
To help in communicating the importance of testing and reporting, the Department of Education have produced a blog on why reporting your test result is as important as taking a test, featuring further guidance and common questions. This also includes details on financial support available to parents whose children are asked to self-isolate after contact with a positive case.