Axis Academy Lateral Flow Testing Consent Form
The government has requested that all secondary schools conduct asymptomatic testing of students and staff. A consent form can be accessed via the below link and a paper copy of this form has been provided. The consent form allows you to give your consent for your child to participate in this testing programme.
What to do if you develop symptoms of COVID 19
If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, you should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when
your symptoms appeared as advised in https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-athome-guidance.
You can arrange for testing via https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested. All other
household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 10 days. The 10-day
period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill. Household members should not go
to work, school, or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. Household members
staying at home for 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on
to others in the community.
If you are able, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health
conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period.
Symptoms of COVID 19
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
• new continuous cough and/or
• high temperature and/or
• a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. If you do develop symptoms, you can seek
advice from NHS 111 at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/check-if-you-havecoronavirus-symptoms/ or by phoning 111.
How to stop COVID-19 spreading
There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID19:
• wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
• use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
• wash your hands as soon as you get home
• cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
• put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Further information is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/