Covid-19 & School Arrangements
We have been liaising with Environmental Health regarding COVID-19 guidelines, as such, we can confirm the following updated information:
Siblings or anyone in the household who is isolating (due to someone within their household requiring a COVID test) can return to school once a negative test has been proven. Siblings should remain off until a negative test result is back.
Our original guidance was that siblings of the students being tested were to remain at home isolating until symptom free. However, the updated guidance is: if someone has tested positive for COVID, symptoms can last longer than 10 days of isolating.
Coughs in particular can linger, but it does not mean that they remain infectious. Before the confirmed positive person returns to school, they must be clear of a fever for 48 hours and feel well enough to resume normal duties.
We review our Risk Assessment on a weekly basis and work with our colleagues in the Health and Safety Team at Newport City Council. We continue to adhere to the Welsh Governments Operational Procedures for schools.
Please see the new tab on the school website for ‘Distance Learning’ under this tab is a short video guide for both students and parents on how to use Google Classroom.
You will also find all the classroom codes for all subjects here, please ensure your child/children have logged in to all their necessary classes, we will also be working with them on this during tutorial time over the coming week.
Under no circumstances should learners or staff attend the school if they:
Feel unwell with any of the identified COVID-19 symptoms (high temperature; new, continuous cough; or loss of taste or smell). They should remain at home, self-isolate and arrange a COVID-19 test; have tested positive for COVID-19; or live in a household with another person who has symptoms of, or has tested positive for, COVID-19.