As children head back to school, we’re asking parents, carers and learners to follow some simple rules to help keep everyone safe.

By sticking to the following guidance from Welsh Government, you can help reduce the risk of Covid-19 spreading…and help make sure everyone gets the most out of school this term.

  1. If your child has any symptoms, however mild, keep them at home and get a test.
  2. No symptoms? Make sure they take a rapid lateral flow test twice-a-week and report all the results.
  3. Get the vaccine if it’s offered to you or your child (at the moment, everyone in Wales aged 16+ can get the vaccine).
  4. Wash hands regularly.
  5. Follow the school rules on face coverings. Secondary pupils (Year 7 and above) will need to wear them on school transport.

Welsh Government Covid advice for secondary school students and parents

We can all do our bit

Councillor Phil Wynn, Lead Member for Education, says:

“Although the situation is much better than it was last year due to the success of vaccination, the virus is still here – so it’s vital we all do our bit to keep Covid away.

“If your child is in secondary school, please make sure they take a lateral flow test twice-a-week and follow the rules on face-coverings…especially on school transport.

“And if they show any symptoms at all, keep them at home and book a PCR test.

“After a difficult 18 months, it’s really important that children get to make the most of school this term, so let’s work together to help keep our classrooms safe and our learners learning.”

If you drop off or collect your children at the school gates (for example, if they attend primary school) please consider wearing a face-mask…especially if there are lots of people about.

It’s not mandatory, but it might be something you want to consider.

How to get extra test kits

If you need more lateral flow kits, you can order them online, or collect them from local pick-up points.

Remember that secondary school pupils are being asked to take two lateral flow tests a week.

Using school transport?

Will your child be using school transport this term?

Remember that secondary pupils will need to wear face-coverings, so please make sure they’re prepared.

Here’s some useful info about school transport…

Using school transport? Read this…

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