News: Latest information Self – isolation advice from Welsh Government

Dear Parents/Carers 
I hope you are all well.
As you may be aware Welsh Government have updated the Self -Isolation guidance on Friday 29th October 2021 when somebody in your household has Coronavirus symptoms or has tested positive for Coronavirus. I have taken the information from the link below.
Changes which affect Primary School pupils are:
Fully vaccinated or aged 5-17
If someone in your household has symptoms or has tested positive and you are fully vaccinated or aged 5 -17 you should self -isolate and take a PCR test. If your test is negative, you can stop isolating.
If your test is positive, you will be required to self- isolate for 10 days.
Children aged under 5
Children aged under 5 do not have to self – isolate or take a test if they have been a contact of a positive case in their household or otherwise. Children under 5 (0-4) no longer need to take a PCR test even if they have Covid symptoms, this is unless a Doctor advises them there is a need for it. However, they can get tested if parents feel that a PCR test is necessary and in the best interests of the child.
If a PCR test is positive, then the child will need to self-isolate for 10 days. 
However, we strongly advise that any unwell children should be kept at home and not return to school until they are well enough to protect themselves and others minimising any transmission of illness.
I appreciate how difficult it is at this time of year to distinguish between seasonal colds and viruses. A reminder that COVID 19 symptoms include a high temperature, a new continuous cough which means coughing a lot for more than an hour or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours and a loss or change to your sense of smell and taste.
Please read the link below for the latest guidelines and detailed advice from Welsh Government. I will be in touch with further information as soon I receive it from Wrexham Local Authority.
If you require any further advice, the school phoneline will be manned from 8am tomorrow morning. 01978 820719
Mrs A Green
If you have any coronavirus symptoms (a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change of taste or smell), you should self-isolate at home and get a test.You should not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Self-isolation applies to adults and children of all ages. Self-isolation means that you do not leave the house.