Home testing kits for parents

Home testing kits for parents

These collection testing kits are now for all households.  Primary, childcare, support bubbles, and college parents/ carers as well as secondary. Please promote. At this stage, this comms is the only vehicle to promote this to families.

at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/all-households-with-children-of-school-aged-to-get-rapid-covid-19-tests-per-person-per-week

Under the new system, all households with primary and secondary school and college age children, and childcare and support bubbles, are encouraged to start regular twice-weekly testing from March 8. As with student testing, this is encouraged but not mandatory.   

A PCR test will be required for positive lateral flow tests which are taken at home, either through at home PCR testing or at a local PCR testing site.  

Secondary pupils will receive LFT home kits from their schools.

All Staff will receive home kits from their schools.

There is no need to test primary children in school at this stage. 

Collection tests are for parents/ carers, other household members to use. They are not for primary aged or younger children.

They can collect home testing kits from the four sites below from 1.30pm–8pm from Friday 5 March onwards. Please note that you cannot collect testing kits from these sites in the mornings.

  • 221 Erith Road, Bexleyheath DA7 6HZ
  • Felixstowe Road car park, Abbey Wood SE2 9RZ
  • The Vine Christian Community Church, Axminster Crescent, Welling DA16 1HF
  • Westwood Car Park, Welling DA16 3QS

You can find out more about these sites at www.bexley.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/services-status/local-covid-testing-centre”.

More information will follow for arrangements after 15 March 2021. PH advise us that this is a 16 week programme at this time.

Home testing instructions translated into multiple languages

The DfE has shared this link which provides self-test instructions in 11 other languages, and a short video.