Covid-19 – Lateral Flow Tests and Procedure
January 2022 – Updated guidance
(Updated September 2021)
All staff are continuing to mirror the Lateral Flo testing procedures in our client schools and we have issued the following guidance notes for staff (Teachers, HLTAs, TAs and Nursery Practitioners).
- Carry out a Lateral Flo Test every Sunday and Wednesday evening (following the government guidance provided with the tests).
- Email or WhatsApp Supply Tree with the result on the Sunday and Wednesday evening.
- If you test positive, please contact us with immediate effect and we will take the necessary action.
For every group, testing is voluntary, although our team are strongly encouraged to participate to reduce the risk of transmission within schools.
Please follow the link to view the government information regarding obtaining lateral flow tests, these are provided to you free of charge.
We wanted to send out a clear message to all that our team are valued and cared about. Within 24 hours of the school closures we contacted our staff to provide information about their furlough entitlements with a payment schedule.
In January 2021 only 5-10% of supply agencies made furlough available for their teaching staff due to the additional costs involved. We are proud to say that we did support our staff during this challenging time using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
How we have adapted and continued to grow during Covid-19
Throughout the lockdowns, we continued to recruit amazing teaching staff to be part of Supply Tree. We were able to offer Zoom interviews and Induction Sessions, making use of our secure technology to enable us to continue to grow our team.
Founder and Editor, Andrew Diprose, included our story on Dorset’s number one business news website. Dorset Biz have championed many local businesses during these challenging times, and we are incredibly grateful for the support we received.
Times have been challenging for all, and life is now about adapting to the new changes we are faced with. We continue to work closely with schools and teachers to ensure everyone stays as safe as possible.