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The Bishop of Hereford's Bluecoat School

A Church of England School

Coronavirus Testing at Home

Lateral flow testing in school has now finished and students have all been offered two COVID tests by the school.

We now move to the home testing phase where families will complete lateral flow testing twice a week at home.

Please do read the information that comes home with students and the kits and stress to them the importance of doing them at home. Please also note that they may receive one of two kits.  Full instructions attached below. 

Orient Gene test
This is a double nasal test with results being read after 15 minutes (like the Flowflex one) however the results are invalid after 20 minutes. Please ensure the instructions are read carefully to support the testing process.

Acon Flowflex Test
These are a new style of kit which is nasal only. It must be read between 15 and 30 minutes and not after 30 minutes - this is different to the previous style of test. Please see the instructions on this page on how to complete the Acon Flowflex test.

Results need to be recorded in two places whether they are positive, negative or void on the following sites: 

NHS website:

School weblink: (We have changed the format of the form, please ready carefully)