10 December 2020
Re: Lateral Flow Testing (LFT) for COVID19
We’re writing to let you know that we are planning to offer Lateral Flow Testing for Covid 19 at the beginning of the new school term in January 2021. This is in advance of the national programme for mass testing, and we are planning to do this with a pilot group of some Cumbrian secondary schools. The reason we want to offer this is that the Christmas period is likely to see more people coming into contact with each other, potentially transmitting Covid 19 without realising, and increasing the number of cases without any symptoms when children come back to school in January.