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Home tests update

Schools have been sent ten (10) home-testing Covid kits, which we have already given out to families who needed them. From today we are able to access another ten (10) once the Department for Education send us a code to use, but this has not yet arrived. Once we receive these extra home-testing kits we won't be sent any more until 21 days have passed. 


Once we have given out these tests we cannot access any more until the next delivery arrives, which will be at least three weeks. I wish that we had tests for everyone but unfortunately they will not send any school more than ten at a time.


Recent information suggests that once you book a test and are sent a QR code you can take this to any test centre, not just the one you booked at. I have not tried this myself to check if it is correct but is worth a try. Walk-in test centres are also available in North Tyneside.


Please only get people tested if they are showing the following symptoms:

  • continuous cough
  • high temperature
  • loss or change to senses of smell and taste