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UPDATE IF SOMEONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS COVID SYMPTOMS OR HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID
You may already be aware that there have been some changes to the Welsh Government’s Covid-19 guidance when there is someone in your household who either has tested positive for Covid-19 or has displayed Covid-19 symptoms.
With immediate effect, if someone in a household tests positive for Covid-19 or develops symptoms for Covid-19 then everyone else in the household (apart from the under 5s) is asked to isolate at home and take a PCR test as soon as possible. Those who produce a negative result can then immediately return to school or work provided they are double vaccinated (post 14 days after the second vaccination) or are under 18 years old. This does not include children under 5 years old and they are able to attend to school unless they have any Covid-19 symptoms. Household contacts are no longer advised to take a day 8 PCR test.
It also does not include anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 90 days. As long as these individuals have completed their 10 day isolation and are free of symptoms, it is now suggested that staff and secondary pupils take a Lateral Flow Test and isolate until they have a negative result. Please note that primary pupils should not use Lateral Flow Tests and can attend school provided they are free of symptoms. Those over 18 and not fully vaccinated will need to isolate for 10 days even if the PCR test after close contact with a positive case is negative.
These changes mean that if your child is sent home because they are displaying Covid-19 symptoms in school, it is likely that the school will request that you take siblings who live in the same household home and advise that they also have a PCR test, unless the sibling is under 5.
The decision whether or not to have your child PCR tested is your own but we ask you to strongly consider taking this advice in order to support our schools in keeping everyone as safe as possible. Please note that they will be required to self-isolate for 10 days if they develop symptoms and you choose not to have them tested.
We ask you to continue to inform your child’s school immediately if they develop any of the ‘classic’ symptoms of Covid-19 (a high temperature, a new continuous cough or loss or change in taste/smell) and keep them away from school, or if they test positive for Covid-19.
As we continue to see high case rates in our locality and across Wales, I would remind you that we still strongly encourage parents and carers to wear face coverings whilst on the school site.
Christmas cards created by your child.
400grm 15cm card. A pack of 6 cards for £6.
If you wish to order cards please send your child's design and £6 to school by Friday 5th November. Use Felt pens if possible. Thank you
Friday 19.11.21 - Children in Need. Come to school in your pyjamas to raise money.
Monday 15.11.21 - Odd Socks Day. Wear odd socks to support 'Anti Bullying Week'.
Message of Thanks
CARMARTHENSHIRE ROAD SAFETY DEPT
ESTYN Inspection Report 2020
Public Health Wales advice can be found here: https://phw.nhs.wales/coronavirus/
We appreciate the cooperation of pupils and parents to help prevent the spread of infections. Good hygiene is the best prevention and there are some simple steps you can take to protect you and your family. These include:
- Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water is not available
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Cover coughs or sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin and wash hands immediately
If your child is feeling unwell and has been to one of the countries or regions listed on the Public Health Wales website, or has been in close contact with an individual with confirmed Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), please call NHS 111 straight away for further advice.
Gareth Morgans, BAdd/BEd, MGw/MSc
Cyfarwyddwr | Director
Adran Addysg a Gwasanaethau Plant | Education and Children’s Services Department
PDG Grant Statement 2019/2020
Professional Development Grant Statement 2019/2020
Food & Fitness Policy
School Council Policy
Sex Education Policy
Physical Education Policy
CHILD PROTECTION SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT HEALTH & SAFETY
Inspection Report Penygroes School 2010