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Pupils And Staff At Seven Vale Schools Advised To Self-Isolate

 

Groups of pupils and staff at seven schools in the Vale have been advised to self-isolate in a precautionary measure after a small number of positive cases were recorded at the Llandough Resource Base last week.

The list of schools in which bubble groups of either staff and pupils have been advised to self-isolate by the Cardiff and Vale Test, Trace Protect service are as follows:

  • Cadoxton Primary School, Barry
  • Colcot Primary School, Barry
  • Evenlode Primary School, Penarth
  • High Street Primary School, Barry
  • Llandough Primary School, Llandough
  • Palmerston Primary School, Barry
  • Y Bont Faen Primary School, Cowbridge

The regional Test, Trace, Protect team is working closely with the individual schools and the Vale of Glamorgan Council to manage the incident and to support pupils, parents and staff. Pupils or staff outside of these bubble groups are not at risk.

Cllr Lis Burnett, Deputy Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration said:

“This is a precautionary measure being taken to ensure any impact on schools is kept to a minimum. With more pupils returning to our schools and new variants of Covid-19 in circulation it is more important than ever that we act quickly and cautiously.

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“All schools have robust processes in place to respond to incidents such as this and the use of contact bubbles has ensured that all other pupils will be able to attend school as planned, without further disruption to face-to-face learning.

“We all have a role to play in ensuring the return of pupils to the classroom is a success. Parents should not send their children to school if they have any symptoms of Covid-19. Instead, the whole household should stay home and get tested.”

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