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6th Oct 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) home test kits webinars for schools and colleges

The Department of Health and Social Care are hosting a series of webinars to support schools and colleges in understanding how to use coronavirus (COVID-19) home test kits in education settings. During these webinars we will provide guidance on who should receive these kits, what they will look like and how parents and carers should use them.

They will last for 60 minutes and there will be an opportunity to ask questions. We strongly encourage schools and colleges to sign up to one of the webinars:

  • Thursday 8 October at 3pm
  • Friday 16 October at 12.30pm

Full details on when these test kits should be provided, how to store them and the usual routes for accessing free coronavirus (COVID-19) testing can be found in our guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) home testing kits.

Testing programme feedback survey

The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a survey to better understand your recent experience with the testing programme and, where appropriate, ordering additional testing kits.

Please take 5 minutes to complete this survey and help them to improve this service and your future experience.

World Mental Health Day resources

Mentally Healthy Schools have created a toolkit of resources for World Mental Health Day on 10 October that focus on inclusivity and celebrating our differences. The resources in this toolkit are designed to help schools support pupils who may need more help with their mental health and celebrate the unique and different qualities that each child brings to a school community.