Staying away from school
Do not attend school and self-isolate if you or your child:
1. Has any symptoms of Coronavirus (self-isolate for 10 days)
2. Live in a household with a person who has tested positive for Coronavirus (self-isolate for 14 days)
3. Have been contacted by a contact tracer and told that you must self-isolate (self-isolate for 14 days)
Arrange a test for anyone who has any of the following symptoms by going to www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or dialling the free number 119:
New continuous cough
High temperature (above 37.8oC)
Reduced taste or smell (anosmia)
If your child has symptoms and you are waiting for their test results they must not attend school and must self-isolate.
If your child is a contact of a case, they must self-isolate for the full 14 days even if they have a negative test result.
To minimise the transmission of COVID 19 the school community must adhere to the following guidance:-
1. Staff, learners and parents/carers must fully understand that any staff member or learner who has possible symptoms of COVID-19 must not attend the school setting but must remain home and self-isolate, arrange a COVID-19 test and notify the school of this.
2. Any family/household member of any member of staff member or learner who displays possible symptoms of COVID-19 then the staff member or learner must not attend the school setting but must remain at home and commence a period of household isolation. The school should be notified of this.
3. Where a staff member or learner becomes unwell at the school with possible symptoms of COVID-19 they will be sent home immediately where they should self-isolate and arrange a COVID-19 test. Until they leave the school setting (in the case of a learner waiting to be collected by a parent/carer) their contact with all other individuals at the setting should be minimised. If possible ensure they remain in a separate room until they are able to leave the setting.
All such incidents MUST be reported to the head teacher, or the deputy head teacher in his absence.
You can self refer for a test by going to.....
Test, Trace, Protect
Test, Trace and Protect (TTP) Overview
Information for Staff/Parents/Guardians.
The following information will set out what to expect in the event of a phone call from a member of the TTP team.
You may be contacted by us if you/a minor in your family are:
Household contact: Those that are living or spending significant time in the same household e.g. those that live and sleep in the same home and share facilities such as kitchens and bathrooms; and people who have cleaned a household where a case lives without personal protective equipment.
Non- household contact: Direct contact: Face to face contact with a case for any length of time, including being coughed on or talked to. This includes exposure within 1 metre for 1 minute or longer.
Proximity contact: Extended close contact (within 1 to 2 metres for more than 15 minutes) with a case or travelled in a small vehicle with a case.
Aeroplane contact of a case returning from exempted countries: Passengers sitting within two seats in every direction (i.e. the 2 seats either side, and then then 2 rows in front and behind of these seat) and cabin crew serving the area where the case was seated.
International travellers: All international travellers are considered contacts, except those returning from countries on an exemption list. This applies even if they are not known to have had household or non-household contact with a case.
The Phone Call
Information that will be gathered over the phone
What you WON’T be asked
For more information see staying alert to scams.
For further, constantly updated information, refer to:
Contained in the document above is more specific guidance in different situations.
Stay at home if you or anyone in your extended household has symptoms:
• a high temperature
• a new, continuous cough
• loss of smell or taste (anosmia)
Where any/all these symptoms are apparent – get tested...
For information on how to obtain a test, see:
For further information on employers' responsibilities to help with coronavirus testing and contact tracing please go to the following link.
Keep Wales Safe
• always observe social distancing
• wash your hands regularly