Hi all,
There has been a lot of confusion between the different types of tests. If in doubt, please contact the nursery office on 0191 4287656 between 8.45am-3.45pm or out of hours email [email protected]
Lateral flow device testing
This is available to all ADULTS in your child’s household, childcare bubble and support bubble. It is NOT to be used by nursery children and adults should only use it as part of regular testing when you have NO symptoms.
Lateral flow tests can be collected from your local test site. Our nearest site is Jarrow Library.
PCR test
This test is to be used when an adult or child is displaying symptoms (high temperature, cough or loss of taste/smell). The whole household and support bubble and childcare bubble needs to self isolate until a NEGATIVE result is received. Your child may then return to nursery. If you receive a POSITIVE result, please follow the current track and trace guidance.
You can book a PCR test online or by ringing 119.
Amy Hindes