Newidiadau diweddar i drefniadau ynysu / Recent changes to Isolation guidance
Dear Parents / Guardians,
Here is the latest information in regards to the recent changes in isolation guidance if you are a positive case or a close contact to a positive case. Please familiarise yourselves with this important latest guidance.
Changes to self-isolation arrangements for those testing positive for Covid-19.
- If your child (5-11) tests positive then they must isolate for 7 days. On days 6 and 7 they should take an LFT test and if those tests are negative then they can return to school on day 8.
*Tests can be requested from Chemist/Doctors or please contact the school.
Changes to self-isolation arrangements for those identified as contacts of a positive case.
Arrangements on self-isolation have changed.
- All over 18s who are fully vaccinated (having received two full doses of an approved vaccine) and children aged 5 to 17 are now asked to take lateral flow tests (LFTs) every day for 7 days if they are identified as a contact of a positive COVID-19 case.
This is known as ‘Daily Contact Testing’.
- We recommend those undertaking Daily Contact Testing take their test before they arrive at school each day. These individuals do not need to self-isolate for that day unless they have a positive lateral flow test or develop symptoms. In either of these cases, they should book a PCR test as soon as possible.
- Unvaccinated adults identified as a contact of a positive COVID-19 case must isolate for 7 days.
- The position on children under 5 years old remains unchanged - they are not required to self-isolate or test as contacts. However we ask parents to be vigilant and work closely with the school to look out for any symptoms to reduce risk of infection.
- Anyone identified as a contact, who is fully vaccinated or aged 5 to 17 can access daily contact testing instead of self-isolation, regardless of whether they are a household or close contact.
Diolch / Thank you
Mr M Tomos
Pennaeth / Headteacher