STUDENT Covid-19 Testing Consent
This form explains the reasons why and how Slemish College will record your consent to participate in the Northern Ireland Schools Lateral Flow Covid 19 Testing programme. This process involves processing personal data under data protection laws.
To enable us to comply with our obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation, we are required to obtain express consent for the use of your/your child’s personal information for participation in the Northern Ireland Schools Lateral Flow Covid19 Testing programme.
Without your consent we will not include you in this programme and will not issue you with Lateral Flow Testing kits.
This COVID 19 testing programme is being led by the Department for Health and Social Care, the NI Department of Health and the NI Department of Education to provide asymptomatic testing in schools and other education settings for staff and senior pupils. You can see more information on how this testing works by visiting this link - https://sway.office.com/whz8dJ46JpeKLcIV?ref=Link
Taking part in testing is voluntary. There is no expectation or obligation to participate. Nobody should be required to undergo testing without consent, and nobody should be excluded from school if they do not wish to test.
A pupil aged 16 or above and who is considered capable of giving their own consent can complete this form on their own behalf.
Parents/legal guardians of pupils over the age of 16 and not considered capable of giving their own consent should complete this form on behalf of the pupil.
This consent form is valid for the period March 2021 to the end of June 2021.
Consent will also be refreshed where any changes to circumstances occur – this can include, but is not limited to, the following:
- New requirements for consent eg a change to the testing approach.
- Changes to school circumstances, e.g. You or your child change schools.
- The programme is extended beyond June 2021
Please read the following conditions thoroughly and provide your consent as appropriate by selecting either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ for each criterion.
Consent can be withdrawn at any time by notifying the Principal and completing a new copy of this form. If you do not consent to a particular use of your or your child’s personal information, you/your child will not suffer any detrimental effect as a result.
Where you would like to amend the provisions for which consent has been provided, you must submit your request in writing to the Principal. You will then be asked to resubmit this form to amend your consent accordingly and provide a signature.
Student Consent for NI Schools Lateral Flow COVID 19 Testing