Following further discussions with the Welsh Government and the WLGA, supported home learning will remain in place in all Torfaen schools until the next Welsh Government review on January 29th.
Subject to that review, our expectation is that all Torfaen schools will continue with supported home learning until half-term and return to face-to-face learning from Monday, 22nd February.
Each school will make their own arrangements for vulnerable learners and the children of critical workers (including school staff) to attend school.
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?
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 10 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 10 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 10 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: