Find out about implementing testing in schools and colleges.
These resources have been developed by NHS Test and Trace and are for:
- local authority-maintained schools - including mainstream, special and pupil referral units (PRUs)
- academies - including special academies and alternative provision free schools
- middle schools
- non-maintained special schools
- independent schools - including independent special schools and independent alternative provision
- 16 to 19 academies
- hospital schools
Report test kit and delivery issues
Schools and colleges can report problems relating to test kits and delivery issues using the rapid testing contact form.
You’ll need to enter your school’s unique reference number (URN) to use this form.
Specialist settings and pupils or students with SEND
Specialist settings will contact parents and students with further information on how testing will be carried out and how to give consent.
There’s separate guidance on asymptomatic testing in specialist settings.
Get daily updates and access to further testing guidance and materials
A link has been shared with schools and colleges to access guidance and support materials. If you do not think you have access to this document sharing platform please contact the helpline.
DfE coronavirus helpline
If you have a query about coronavirus (COVID-19) relating to schools and other educational establishments, and children's social care, in England contact our helpline.
Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm
If you work in a school or college, have your unique reference number (URN or UK PRN) available when calling the helpline.