News: Isolation & Testing Guidance for Parents

Isolation guidance in Wales has recently changed. Further information can be found by visiting www.gov.wales/coronavirus.
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From 6th January:
If you test positive on an LFT but do not have symptoms of CoVid-19 you no longer need to take a PCR test to confirm the result. You should isolate for 7 full days.
If you have symptoms of CoVid you should still book a PCR test.
If you test positive (on a PCR or LFT) you should take a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) on day 6 & day 7. If both these tests are negative, you can finish isolating. If either result is positive you should remain in isolation until you have two negative LFTs (24hrs apart) or until day 10 (whichever is sooner). (https://gov.wales/alert-level-2-guidance-public-html
If school is informed of a positive case of CoVid, parents will be informed and asked to remain vigilant for symptoms. Track, Trace & Protect may get in touch with anyone identified as a close contact and offer advice. 
If there are more than 2 positive cases within a class, or if children have been identified as close contacts, parents will be sent a Warn & Inform Letter, advising them to carry out daily LFTs on their child for 7 days. This is known as “Daily Contact Testing.” The LFT should be taken before arriving at school each day. If the test is negative, then children are welcome to attend school. 
Children testing positive for CoVid or displaying symptoms of CoVid should NOT attend school.  
It is acknowledged that for some children it may not be possible to undertake daily testing, i.e. those with Additional Learning Needs. 
Please note that the above is for information only – primary aged children do not need to take LFTs regularly unless they are advised to do so by TTP. Advice for Secondary aged learners is different. 
The advice for children Under 5 remains unchanged. 
As always, should you have any concerns/questions/comments please contact school via telephone or email [email protected]
Working together, we’ll get through this.
Many thanks,
Mrs Billington