Dear Colleagues,

Last night the ISC released the following alert (please note the detail included is also applicable to state boarding schools):

Further DfE information on January COVID testing in England
The Department for Education (DfE) has published further information for schools on testing all staff and secondary age pupils for coronavirus in the week of January 4, 2021. The information includes a thirty-page handbook outlining practical arrangements for rapid lateral flow testing, alongside consent forms and parental letters. A document sharing area has also been set up, where the DfE will place additional information. It currently contains a workforce planning tool. Points to note from the handbook:

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