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Student Home Testing

The Government recently announced that all secondary and college aged students will be offered tests to make the return to school safer for everyone.

Up to one in three people who have Covid 19 can spread the virus without knowing. This is because they have no symptoms. To reduce the spread of the virus, we need to identify those individuals. We can do this in school by carrying out tests at home twice every week, 3-4 days apart. 

Testing at home for students begins after they have received three tests in school. This will start to be rolled out at Thornleigh Salesian College from Friday 19th March 2021 further information is detailed in the letter below.

Participation in the testing programme is voluntary but we would strongly encourage everyone to take part in order to help keep everyone safe and reduce transmission rates.

If you wish for your child to participate in the programme and receive home testing kits then please click on the link below to complete and submit the form.  You only need to complete this form if you wish your children to take part in the home testing programme.

Please read all the information on this page.  We have attempted to provide you with as much information as possible.




Please watch the video - How to Take the Test