COVID-19: Lateral Flow Testing
You may have heard that schools are now taking part in Lateral Flow Testing to try and determine asymptomatic cases and reduce the spread of Covid 19. This is in the hope that we can all get back to some form of normality sooner rather than later.
If you are working in a school you may already have been asked to take part in this testing, or you may soon be asked. Although it is voluntary, we would strongly recommend that anyone who is able to do so, does take the test to help reduce the spread and to help control the virus.
If you are given a lateral flow test you will also be given instructions on how to do the test and what to do with the results, positive or negative. You must follow these instructions, which may differ very slightly in each school. As your employer we need to know of any positive results, but would also ask that you inform school immediately too. A positive lateral flow test then requires you to get a home test or an appointment with a drive-through testing centre. Again we must be informed of the result immediately.
As your employer, First Class Supply have given permission to schools to ask you to participate if appropriate. This also means schools will be processing some of your data. At this time this is only your name and nothing more than is already detailed on your verification form.
At the moment schools will most likely be asking only those candidates on longer term assignments to participate. However, this could change in the future and anyone attending schools could be encouraged to take part.
If you have any queries regarding the above please contact us in the first instance. This is all new to everyone, including our schools, and we will do our best to alleviate any concerns and find answers for you.
As always, please do take care and stay safe, and we will be in touch as soon as we have any further information for you.