NSFC Test & Trace Trial

04 December



In the first week of a new mass testing trial, over 1,200 Lateral Flow Tests have been carried out at Newcastle Sixth Form College. These rapid tests for coronavirus are really helping us ensure as many students can stay in college as possible, and is also allowing students who may normally be required to self isolate to come back into college and test daily so they can attend lessons in class as normal with their classmates.

Chloe Wakenshaw - 2nd Year Student - 'We are all keen to take part and support this Test and Trace project. We know how important it is to have face to face lessons and this trial will allow all of us to feel a bit more confident in classes as we know that via the rapid test we will get the results on the same day. As a second year student I know it’s important to keep up with studies and so with this testing in place I will be certain if I am safe to attend college.'

Anna Roth - 2nd year Student - 'Supporting this Test and Trace trial is really important. The rapid tests have provided us with the results quickly and allow students who need to isolate to take part in the ‘test to enable’ programme so they can remain within college. As a second year student we can see the benefits this trial can deliver and we want to help maintain the best chance of having all of our lessons in college.