A group of Year 9 pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Penglais, Aberystwyth have been asked to self-isolate for 10 days following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the school.
In addition, pupils travelling on the same bus as the confirmed positive case have also been contacted and asked to self-isolate for 10 days again. These pupils come from more than one Year Group from Ysgol Gyfun Penglais.
All confirmed contacts of the positive case must remain at home for 10 days to reduce the possible spread of the virus to family, friends and the wider community. The pupils will be taught remotely for this period.
The parents of all these pupils have been contacted by the School and will also be supported by Ceredigion Contact Tracing Team.
The Council urges all parents to refer their children for a test if they develop any of the following symptoms, which are:
· a high temperature
· a new continuous cough
· a loss or change to sense of smell or taste
mild summer cold type symptoms – including sore throat, runny nose, headache
flu-like symptoms, including myalgia (muscle ache or pain); excessive tiredness; persistent headache; runny nose or blocked nose; persistent sneezing; sore throat and/or hoarseness, shortness of breath or wheezing
any new or change in symptoms following a previous negative test.
In addition, parents should book a COVID-19 test if their children feel generally feeling unwell and have a history of being in contact with a known COVID-19 case.
You can apply for a test on https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test or by phoning 119.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Ceredigion has increased significantly over recent days and we are urging people to continue to maintain 2 metre social distancing, wear a face mask indoors, wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds and keep inside spaces well ventilated. Following these rules will stop the spread of COVID-19 in Ceredigion.
No further details will be provided regarding this matter.