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Orchard School Bristol

CoMMinS Study - December 2020

We are very excited to offer children in Years 8 and 10 the opportunity to take part in a scientific study and receive a regular Covid check in school.

Your child/children have heard about this in tutor time this week, and if you would like them to take part, please sign up and complete the consent form by clicking the link below:

SIGN UP here

The study was on the news recently and is called the COMMINS study, run by the University of Bristol.  At this moment, only students in Years 8 and 10, and the whole staff body, are eligible to take part. We are very lucky that our school has been selected to take part in this study. 

The ‘test’ is a saliva (spit) sample into a tube once a month, and the first date for this is Monday 14th/ Tuesday 15th December in school.  Results are shared directly with you, the parent/carer, and I am only informed if there is a positive case found.  Please ensure when you complete the consent, you go right through to the last pages where you give your contact details. 

You can click these links below to read the following documents:

Quick Read in English about the study or alternatively the Full Parent Information Sheet in English

This is a sheet for students, which explains the study in accessible language.

Quick Read in Portuguese

Quick Read in Polish

Quick Read in Arabic

Quick Read in Somali

Quick Read in Romanian

We hope you will be excited by this opportunity for your child to have a quick, regular and simple Covid check, and to contribute to a very important scientific study.

Please use the SIGN UP link above by Wednesday 9th December deadline if you wish your child to take part.

Additional information

You can click here to access the assent form, which is for information only.

You can click here to access the consent form, which is also for information only.

Although these two sheets include tick boxes and require signatures, you can use the online link at the top of the page to sign up instead.