Pupils at Ysgol Bro Edern asked to self-isolate as Covid case confirmed
30 pupils at Ysgol Bro Edern have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a Covid-19 case at the school on Sunday (6thSeptember).

The Year 7 pupils have been identified as contacts of a confirmed Covid-19 case at the school and have been asked to remain at home in order to reduce the possible spread of the virus to family, friends and the wider community.

An enhanced clean has been carried out on areas of the school used by the class.

Head Teacher, Mr Iwan Pritchard, said: "Following the confirmation that a pupil at the school has tested positive for Covid-19 we acted as quickly as possible, in conjunction with Public Health Wales to contact all pupils within the pupil's class bubble. As a precaution, additional cleaning, on top of the daily cleansing regime we have in place, has also been completed.

"Due to the procedures we have in place, restricting contact between different classes and logging seating plans of all lessons, we have been able to limit the numbers of pupils needing to self-isolate and there is no need for parents or pupils that have not been contacted, to self-isolate or be unduly concerned."

"Having kept to the 2 metre social distancing rule, or worn a face covering if this hasn't been possible, no school staff need to self-isolate."

"Staff at the school will continue to be vigilant of any pupils displaying symptoms and take appropriate action if they suspect a pupil could potentially have Covid-19."

The parents of all pupils identified as contacts were contacted by letter and text message on Sunday evening.

Cabinet Member for Education, Cllr Sarah Merry said: "The safety of pupils in our schools is of the upmost importance and procedures are in place to ensure they are as protected as possible, but this is a clear reminder that Covid-19 hasn't gone away and I would urge all parents to remain alert and ensure that their children do not attend school if they develop symptoms."