I hope you and your children are all well.
We have had a very successful return back to school this Autumn Term and are able to operate more normally than we have been since March 2020.
Nobody wants any disruption to your child’s education, as school is a very important part of their young lives where they learn and socialise.
When we receive notification of a positive Covid 19 case and confirmation of the result from Public Health Wales, we must send out the Advice to test message provided by Track, trace and Protect. Which was sent out earlier today.
This message is sent to all of the close contacts of the confirmed case. It advises the close contact to book a PCR test asap (ideally on day 2 ) and then repeat the PCR test on day 8. (23/10/21)
This is to minimise the spread of Covid 19 across the class as it can take up to 10 days for symptoms to appear. The introduction of testing close contacts on day 2 and day 8 is to avoid whole class closure as this was disruptive to pupils’ education last year. It also encourages parents to be extra vigilant and protects vulnerable pupils with health conditions and vulnerable members of our community.
If your child is well, they can continue to attend school as normal. If they have a PCR test as a precaution (and have no symptoms) they can attend school whilst they await their results. If your child has had a PCR test and has Covid symptoms, they must stay at home and only return to school if they receive a negative result.
Any child who displays symptoms of
- High temperature
- A new continuous cough
- A loss or change of smell and taste
must stay at home and book a PCR test online at gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or phone 119 to arrange a test. If pupils become unwell during the school day, we will contact you.
I am pleased to inform you that the individual who received a positive case is making a speedy recovery.
Thank you for your cooperation in these changing and challenging times.