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We're moving to home testing

We're moving to home testing

by Shaun Daubney -
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It's important that we continue to test regularly to ensure that you and other members of the College remain safe. 

COLLECTING YOUR TESTS

You can collect your tests every week day between 10:00 - 14:00 from Room 123 in The Street. If you are unable to collect them during this time, please arrange to collect them from your tutor.

TAKING THE TESTS

  • Read the Notice (COVID Testing)
  • Take 2 tests every week if you are attending College more than once a week
    (If you are only attending once a week, you only need to take one test the day before you come in)
  • Try to take the test first thing in the morning or last thing at night - before brushing your teeth
  • Do not eat or drink anything for 30 minutes before taking the test
  • Follow the instructions in the booklet provided (not the one in the box - it's slightly different)
  • Continue to test over the Easter holidays
  • If other members of your household require tests, please visit the West Berkshire website

For more information on home testing please visit COVID-19 Self Test Help

REPORTING THE RESULTS

  • Report your results (either positive or negative) to the NHS gov.uk/report-covid19-result
  • Report your results to your tutor (either positive or negative) 
    (if you are unable to attend college, please report your results by email and follow the usual attendance procedure)

ISSUES OR QUESTIONS

  • If there is an issue with your test kit, please report this by calling 119
  • More information on home testing can be found on the government website
  • If you have any more questions, please contact us