News: Important Update

Dear Parents
Following a detailed meeting between Public Health Wales and the Local Authority Education Department, their decision is that the school should remain open at this time.  The basis for their decision is that there is no evidence of sustained transmission of disease in this school as the positive cases we have received are not linked.  If Public Health Wales were to close the school, then effectively they would be making all pupils a contact of a positive case and they would all need to self-isolate for 14 days, and receive daily monitoring from the Track and Trace Team.  They cannot do this as they do not have positive cases in every class.  
The other issue they considered, is, if we close the whole school and the school reopens and another positive case occurs, we will be in the same position again.  This will continue throughout the winter months.  Public Health Wales know the background level is high within our community, and community transmission is problematic at the moment.  Public Health Wales will continue to monitor the school and deal with each individual case on a case by case basis.  We work with Public Health Wales and the Local Authority on a daily basis.   
We appreciate your frustrations and concerns, but we have to follow advice from Public Health Wales and the Local Authority.  If you wish to discuss this decision with the Local Authority and Public Health Wales, please contact the school.   

Self-isolation advice requires your child to stay at home, not to go outdoors to exercise, to visit shops, family or friends, or to other public spaces. Please do not invite people to your house.

 

If your child remains well, then the other members of your household do not need to isolate and can continue with their normal activities. If your child is still well at the end of the 14-day period of self-isolation, you can return to your usual activities.

 

​Wrexham is currently in a local lockdown which requires no mixing of households indoors.  We have been made aware that sleepovers and visiting other people’s houses is still continuing at this time.  This increases the risk of transmission within the community.  We keep all the children in their class bubbles throughout the school day, but to reduce the risk of community transmission, it is advised not to socialise with children who are not in your household or class bubble after school.  We all need to work together to minimise the risk of transmission.  

School will be open to Year 1, Year 3, Year 5 and Year 6 as usual tomorrow.  Home learning will continue for Nursery, Reception, Year 2 and Year 4.  In the meantime, we urge any parents to look out for symptoms of Covid-19 which are a new continuous cough, a high temperature of lack of smell/taste.  If you or your child have any of these symptoms, please order a test online from NHS or telephone 119.  

I would like to thank the parents who are keeping unwell children at home and ordering tests when the children show symptoms.  Children often only show mild symptoms, so we appreciate it is very difficult to detect.  All the positive cases are making g good recovery and thankfully, no-one has been seriously ill.  I would also like to thank all of the staff, who work tirelessly every day, in difficult circumstances at the moment to provide a fun, high quality education for your child/ren in these unprecedented times.

Mrs Green

Headteacher