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How to get a free Rapid COVID test

Guidance for parents of school children

Children and young people attending school or college from year 7 upwards are being asked by the Government to test regularly for Covid.

It’s recommended that all adults who live with children attending school, including those in year 6 and below, also test regularly. You should test even if you work from home or have been vaccinated.

The virus spreads secretly – some people get symptoms, but as many as 1 in 3 don’t. They feel fine but can still pass the deadly virus on to others, even after being vaccinated.

The risk of this happening is increased by the reopening of schools.

By testing twice a week, even if you feel fine, you’ll be helping to fight Covid and protect your family.

More information on actions schools taken by schools during the pandemic, visit Gov.uk