Following the discovery of a positive case of Covid-19 at Ysgol Harri Tudur / Henry Tudor School, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire County Council, Public Health Wales and Hywel Dda University Health Board have worked with the school to ensure that all possible precautionary measures are being taken to minimise risk of transmission of the virus.
All organisations have also continued to work closely with the Test Trace and Protect team.
All the necessary checks in relation to the positive Covid case have now been concluded and we can confirm that learners in 7H and learners in Years 9, 10 and 11 will not be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
Parents are advised that virtual Learning is currently continuing on Google Classrooms but pupils are welcome to come into school for the remaining Period 3 and Period 4 today.
Parents/guardians have been given the following advice by Hywel Dda University Health Board:
If a child/parent/household member develops symptoms of COVID-19, the entire household should immediately self-isolate, and book a test for the individual with the symptoms. It is unnecessary to test the entire household if they are not symptomatic.
The COVID-19 symptoms are:
● a new continuous cough
● a high temperature
● loss of or change to sense of smell or taste
Booking a COVID-19 test:
Hywel Dda University Health Board recommends testing only for those with a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or loss of or change in the sense of taste or smell.
If a child does not have symptoms of COVID-19 but has other cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, they do not need to be tested and they and you do not need to self-isolate. Your child can go to school if fit to do so.
If a COVID-19 test is required, this should be arranged via the UK Booking Portal, https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-test or by ringing 119. Testing is available within Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire or via a home testing kit delivered to and collected from your home. The COVID-19 test is undertaken via a throat swab or combined throat and nose swab.