Two pupils at Tredegar Comprehensive School have received positive tests for COVID-19. The following have been identified as contacts and asked to self-isolate for a period of 14 days.
• All Year 9 pupils to extend their self-isolation to 27/10/20 with the exception of 9/3 who would not have had contact with the positive pupil as the class was already self-isolating
• Y7/1 (34 pupils)
The pupils and other affected parties have been contacted directly by the school. Contract tracers will be working to establish any other contacts of the pupil.
Tredegar Comprehensive remains closed for most year groups, read more - https://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/story/news/tredegar-comprehensive-partial-closure/
Some Secondary school pupils will also be affected by the national ‘fire break’ which is being introduced in Wales later this week. For more information please go to - https://gov.wales/coronavirus-firebreak-frequently-asked-questions
Procedures are already in place within all Blaenau Gwent schools to limit group numbers and pupil contact, coupled with enhanced cleaning regimes. There is no need for anyone who has not been contacted to self-isolate or be unduly concerned. Only the child needs to self-isolate, and not siblings or family members. If symptoms develop within the household everyone must then self-isolate and arrange for a test for the person who is symptomatic - https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test
You can find more advice about self-isolation at - https://gov.wales/self-isolation-stay-home-guidance-households-possible-coronavirus
All residents are encouraged to remain alert to Covid-19 and continue to follow the latest national guidance to help combat the spread of the virus.