Torfaen Schools

All schools in Torfaen are now expected to remain open for the rest of the school term.

Updates will be added here if the guidance from Welsh Government on managing the Coronavirus outbreak changes.

Home to School Transport

The Council has resumed its dedicated school transport services although there may be some changes. The following information is provided to ensure we stop the spread of Coronavirus and keep everyone safe.

Covid Symptoms at School?

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Here's what to do - FAQs

Individual with symptoms

Sent home and told to self-isolate, have test and await results.

Family members of individual who has symptoms but is waiting for test results

Family members (and members of their support bubble if they have one) should self-isolate until the test result is known.

Individual who has had positive test

Self-isolate for 10 days.

Family members of individual who has had positive test

Self-isolate for 14 days or until such time as they develop symptoms which would then require them to self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms.

When is a cough a concern

A new and continuous cough is important as many people who have chronic coughs e.g. asthma etc. do recognise when their cough is different. Other people are likely to notice the difference too.

Track, Trace and Protect

TTP confirmed contacts e.g. classmates and teachers, of a confirmed positive case

Self isolate for 14 days or until such time as they develop symptoms which would then require them to self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms.

Family members (parents/siblings) of TTP confirmed contacts

No action required unless the TTP confirmed contact goes on to develop symptoms which would then require them to self-isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms and their contacts being identified and advised accordingly.

TTP confirmed contacts e.g. classmates and teachers, of a confirmed positive case who subsequently attend for a test

They must continue to self-isolate for 14 days irrespective of them having a negative test result. This is because symptoms can develop after the test has been taken.

If your child does not attend school for any reason please keep in touch with the school.

A copy of the Covid Symptoms at School? Here's what to do - FAQs are available to download here

Changes to Services/Support Available

Details of changes to service and support available can be found here: