What is a LAMP test?

A LAMP test is an alternative COVID-19 testing method offered for pupils and staff attending a special school. The test uses saliva rather than the nose and throat swab.

Do I have to take regular COVID-19 tests for school?

Testing is voluntary, which means there are no laws that require you to take a test.

However, it is advised that all pupils and school staff take regular tests to ensure they do not have COVID-19, as some people who have the virus do not display any symptoms. It is also advised to take your covid test at home, especially if you have any of the relevant symptoms.