Posted: Mon 19th Oct 2020

St Richard Gwyn year 7 pupils and school bus users on two routes told to self isolate following positive COVID-19 case

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Oct 19th, 2020

A year group at St Richard Gwyn High School has been asked to remain at home following the confirmation of positive Covid-19 case.

All pupils in year seven at the Flint school have been asked not to return to school and to self-isolate.

St Richard Gwyn school alerted parents to the issue by email yesterday.

Pupils from all year groups who travel to school on the same bus have also been told they must self isolate.

Those pupils who travel on two bus routes: B517F from Sealand Manor, Garden City, Queensferry, Aston, Shotton, Oakenholt.

And B517D from Llanasa, Trelogan, Berthengam, Lloc, Gorsedd, Carmel, Holway, Holywell, Pen-y-Maes must also remain at home.

The school email states:

“All year 7 students are to self isolate as per the letter that was emailed to you earlier.
“ALL students who travel on either buses B517D and B517F are also to self isolate (regardless of what year group they are in) as per the letter you have been sent earlier.”

“NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect informed us of a confirmed case of COVID-19 in a pupil who attends this school.”

We are working closely with Public Health Wales, the Local Authority and NHS Wales TTP to ensure that all necessary action is taken. ”

Flintshire County Council’s Chief Officer for Education and Youth, Claire Homard, said:

“The County Council has been informed of and is advising on a small number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 at St Richard Gwyn RC High School. The school has followed all the appropriate protocols and engaged with the NHS Test, Trace and Protect (TTP) Team and the Council’s Environmental Health Team.

“Pupils identified as close contacts of the confirmed cases have been informed and are now self-isolating in line with national guidance. This advice relates only to the Yr 7 cohort at the current time and a number of other pupils on identified school transport routes.

“The school remains open and it is not necessary for any other child to self-isolate, stay away from school or to be tested, unless they are advised to do so by the TTP team or if they develop symptoms of Covid-19.

“Parents are encouraged to remain calm but vigilant and not send their child to school if they are unwell. If a parent believes their child is showing symptoms of Covid-19 they should book a test by going to”

Headteacher, Catherine McCormack said

“The school acknowledged that students may need to isolate at some point and prepared them for this. Students will be able to access online learning, minimising disruption to their education. We are very grateful for the support of our families and wider school community.”




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