13th September 2021

Covid-19 Update

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Today the school was informed that the level of risk, with regard to Covid-19 infection, in the Swansea Bay region is now currently equivalent to a ‘High’ rating on a national decision framework, which is accessible here: https://gov.wales/sites/default/files/pdf-versions/2021/8/5/1630058044/local-covid-19-infection-control-decision-framework-schools-autumn-2021.pdf

Please be assured that the list of the appropriate mitigations that schools should put in place for a ‘High’ rating have been in place since the start of term, such as:

  • not holding large group gatherings such as assemblies;
  • the use of one-way systems;
  • consistent seating plans;
  • using outdoor spaces where possible;
  • floor signage;
  • physical distancing and seating plans in place in classrooms;
  • twice weekly LFD testing available for staff and pupils to help identify and isolate asymptomatic cases as soon as possible;
  • face coverings worn by pupils, staff and visitors when moving around indoor communal areas outside of the classroom, such as corridors, where physical distance cannot be maintained.
  • face coverings continue to be recommended on school transport.

From Tuesday 14th September pupils are once again allowed to wear PE kit to school, if they have PE that day, to reduce the number of pupils changing at one time.

Due to an increasing number of pupils absent from school due to Covid-19, teachers will try their best to set work for absent pupils. Please check Teams and emails to see if any work has been set by your child’s teacher. Likewise, there is no expectation that your child completes work if they are ill or unable to do so. Through continuing to work together we can minimise the pandemic’s impact on your child’s education.

Yours sincerely,

Mr. G. Rees