Starbank School has been selected to take part in the COVID-19 Daily Contact Testing study led by the Department for Health and Social Care through NHS Test and Trace.
Schools have been randomised into 2 groups: an Intervention Group where participants are tested daily for 7 consecutive days and a Control Group where participants are asked to self-isolate as per national guidelines.
Starbank School have been selected as the control arm for this process. Participants who have consented and are close contacts of a positive case will be asked to self-isolate as per national guidelines. During this period, they will be asked to complete 2 research PCR tests.
The trial is voluntary and shall only include students who consent to do so. If you would like your child to participate in the trial, please read the attached documentation and either complete the attached consent form or the electronic consent sent via text message. If you are completing the attached consent form, please return to the Hob Moor Road office.
Mr Gaetano Ferrante