Due to the current national lockdown, all schools and colleges in Lincolnshire are currently closed until March 8.
Home testing kits for school children/households
From Monday 8 March, people who are in a household, childcare bubble or support bubble with a school or college staff member or pupil will be encouraged to get twice-weekly lateral flow tests.
Those eligible can get a test by:
- visiting an asymptomatic testing site
- ordering a home test kit online
- collecting home test kits from one of Lincolnshire's fixed-testing sites .
A secondary PCR test will be required for positive lateral flow tests which are taken at home, either through at home PCR testing or at a local PCR testing site.
The rapid lateral flow testing service is only for people without symptoms (asymptomatic). Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should self-isolate immediately and arrange for a PCR test.