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Franklin College COVID-19 Testing Process

Franklin Sixth Form College COVID-19 Testing


At Franklin we will be carrying out testing following Government Guidance.


We have put together a video to guide you through this process in a new testing centre.

You can watch this here, this is great video to help you understand process. 


The Government has said that schools and colleges must offer Covid-19 tests to all students and staff when they return to face-to-face learning in March 2021. These tests are for anyone who is NOT showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus infection (asymptomatic tests). The test is done using a Lateral Flow device, which provides a fast result.

If you are showing any of the following symptoms, you must not come in to college for a test but must instead self-isolate and follow current Government guidelines ( test).

  •  a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

 Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

Information on the testing process:

Click here for all information regarding testing:

  • Test registration
  • The testing process
  • The test
  • Home testing

Return dates:

  • 8th March: Second & Third Years and Level2 students, your return date is Monday 8th March
  • 15th March: First year of a two-year Level 3 Programme your return to onsite classes taking place from 15th March, including any re studying GCSE classes as part of your programme (week commencing 8th March will be remote learning)

See here for full details


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Posted by CJ Stephens

March 03, 2021 at 9:52 AM

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