Olton Primary School

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COVID Testing Information

There are two types of Covid-19 test. Lateral Flow Test (LFT) and PCR test.

It is important the correct test is used.


There continues to be changes to guidance in relation to Covid-19 which we know can cause confusion and uncertainty so please speak to a member of the office staff if you are unsure of what to do in a specific situation.


As you will be aware,

  •  those without symptoms who test positive on a lateral flow test, no longer need a PCR to confirm the positive result and should begin their self-isolation immediately.
  •  If you have Covid symptoms, you should still get a PCR test. From Monday 17 January, people with COVID-19 in England can end their self-isolation after 5 full days, as long as they test negative on day 5 and day 6. 
  • Those who are still positive on their rapid lateral flow tests must stay in isolation until they have had 2 consecutive negative tests taken on separate days.


Please Note:

You can continue to book a test online as we have been advised by Public Health Solihull to do so to help safeguard our school community. Please see the screen shots below and select options shown, this will enable you to book a slot.


Covid-19 Support – Resources/Information

Government Guidance

Coronavirus: Support for families and schools – Information for families on how to support their children during the Coronavirus outbreak

Guidance for parents and carers about school closures – Government guidance