3:34 pm, Friday, 8th January 2021

UPDATE: Mass asymptomatic testing: schools and colleges

Download the full guidance and resources on Gov.uk ‘Mass asymptomatic testing: schools and colleges’.

Find out how to administer testing which will begin in January 2021.Published 18 December 2020
Last updated 7 January 2021.


  1. Testing handbook
  2. Report problems or request access to further resources
  3. Specialist settings and pupils or students with SEND
  4. Get daily updates or access to further testing guidance and materials
  5. Contact

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