Calderdale’s Director of Public Health, Deborah Harkins, is asking everyone aged 12 and over that lives, works or studies in Todmorden, Park and Warley wards of Calderdale and/or mixes with people from these areas, to take a PCR test as part of an extra testing programme. To reach as many people as possible, we are asking all students and their household members to take a test.
We will commence this process at The Halifax Academy on Tuesday 15 June.
Each student and staff member will bring home enough tests so that they and those they live with can take the tests at home. Students and staff members will then return the tests to school the following day and they will be sent away to be analysed.
On receipt of your PCR test you will be required to register your details and the unique PCR test barcode number via the GOV.UK website. Instructions on how to do this are included with the PCR test – a step by step video guide is included in the adjacent links. You will receive your test result by text or email dependant on the contact details you register. The test must be returned in the transport pack provided within 24 hours of taking the test to The Halifax Academy. Dedicated collection boxes will be on site for the tests to be deposited.
Further information about the testing programme, including a video explaining how to use the test kits and register your results, can be found by clicking on the below links:
For the latest support and guidance from the Government visit:https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
For the latest support and guidance from Calderdale Council visit:https://www.calderdale.gov.uk/v2/coronavirus/guidance
For the latest NHS information and advice visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/