Re-opening Torfaen Schools (September 2020)
Torfaen has welcomed plans by the Education Minister to allow schools that can do so, to safely reopen from the first week of September, with all schools to reopen from September 14.
Read the full Schools to reopen to all pupils from September news article here.
A letter to parents from the Chief Officer, Education is available here.
A Frequently Asked Questions section has been put together and is available here.
Welsh Government have produced a returning to school video to reassure those who have been shielding and may feel anxious about this step.
Home to School Transport (September 2020)
There may be some changes to your home-to-school transport journey when schools re-open in September. 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 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: