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Asymptomatic testing: schools and colleges

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National Guidance and updates

Below are links to the resources available produced by NHS Test and Trace. This page will be routinely updated so please continue to check back for local updates. For National Updates please visit the Government website. 

Testing handbook

Use this handbook to prepare for rapid mass testing which will begin in January 2021. The handbook is part other training materials which will also be available to schools and colleges.

Schools and colleges testing handbook (PDF, 1.12MB, 30 pages)

You’ll need to get consent from:

  • parents if you will test pupils under 16
  • pupils and students if they are over 16 - pupils and students should discuss their participation with a parent or guardian first
  • your staff members

Consent form template (ODT, 14.5KB)


Use this leaflet to explain testing to pupils, students, parents and staff.

How to do your COVID test leaflet (PDF, 560KB, 1 page)


Local Guidance and Updates

Page updated 07/01/2020