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Lateral Flow testing

The College will reopen on Tuesday 4th January 2022. Please ensure you do a lateral flow test the evening before, or the morning of the day you return to College. Please report any POSITIVE result to covidcase@wakefield.ac.uk

Covid-19 case rates remain high in the District and the new variant, Omicron, is thought to be even more easily spread than the current dominant variant. In light of this, the Government has issued further guidance covering the Christmas break and return to College in January:

“We strongly encourage all those involved in education and childcare settings to continue regular lateral flow testing, and encourage students to test and report their results. Staff and students should continue to test at home as required over the holiday period. Further and higher education students, and staff in all educational and childcare settings, should take one self-test at home either the evening or morning before they return in January. Then they should continue to test in line with government guidelines and we recommend all staff and eligible students take up the offer of a vaccine”

Free lateral flow test kits are available for staff and students at receptions, so please ensure you collect kits for use over the Christmas break and continue testing and reporting the results.

As a reminder, you should not come into College if you have any Covid-19 symptoms and should book a PCR test and isolate until you get the results, then follow the relevant guidance.

Have you tested positive?

Are you a currently a Wakefield College student and have been tested positive for Coronavirus? Then you must inform us immediately, please email us at covidcase@wakefield.ac.uk.

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