We are currently experiencing a large number of people who are needing to isolate as a result of positive cases. I am very grateful to parents / carers for the speedy way in which pupils were collected from school on Monday. I am hoping to update you soon with exact times for a return to school for the affected year groups. For some, this may be sooner than envisaged.
However, we have experienced three incidents this week (only three days) where, pupils have attended school whilst parents or family members were / are symptomatic and awaiting the result of covid-19 PCR test. In each case, pupils were collected from school because test results were positive. We now await test results for the pupils themselves. Please, please, keep to the rules – you should not send a child into school if someone in the household is symptomatic!
Reckless behaviours pose a risk of greater transmission, and ultimately lead to more pupils being sent home. I’m grateful in advance for your support in this very important matter.
The three main symptoms of coronavirus are:
1) A high temperature: this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) 2) A new, continuous cough: this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual) 3) A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste: this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
There is also evidence to suggest that symptoms of the new Delta variant (the most prominent now in Wales) includes headache / runny nose / sore throat / fever.
If you develop one of these symptoms, you should:
A) follow the self-isolation guidance B) apply for a coronavirus test
The COVID-19 online symptom checker (on NHS 111 Wales) can tell you if you need medical help. Use the service if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home or your condition gets worse. If you do not have internet access, call 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.