Mass Asymptomatic Testing
The government testing programme is envisaged as follows:
The test process is administered on school site by school staff and volunteers.
- Students self-test twice at the beginning of the school term with 3-5 days in between tests.
- Staff self-test once, and then weekly until further notice.
- From then on, any staff and / or students identified as being a contact of a confirmed case will be tested every day for the next 7 school days. They may continue to come to school as long as each test is negative.
- Participation in any part of the programme is optional; no student or staff member will be turned away from school because they have not participated.