Coronavirus LIVE Pupils at North Wales schools and colleges ‘isolate themselves’ after Covid-19 outbreaks


A number of college and school students in North Wales are isolating themselves after positive coronavirus tests were confirmed at separate sites. A “small number” of Covid-19 cases have been confirmed by Coleg Cambria.

It has not been confirmed on which campus the cases were detected, nor whether they were recorded at more than one site.

Meanwhile, there are reports that 24 pupils at a school in Denbigh, Denbighshire are self-isolating after a positive test was confirmed at the site.

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30 children isolate themselves

Thirty children are self-isolating after an elementary school student tests positive for Covid-19.

The case was reported to Ysgol Frongoch on Rhyl Road, Denbigh, and parents were alerted by letter on Tuesday.

Here is the full story.

Frongoch School on Rhyl Road, Denbigh (Image: Daily Post Wales)

Positive test of a student of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Yesterday we reported on a positive test that had also been reported at a Grwp Llandrillo Menai college.

The full story about it can be read here.

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Wrexham Council Statement

A spokesperson said:

“After the security measures were put in place, St Christopher’s school reopened for 3 phases: discovery, innovation and engagement (key step 3)”.

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St Christopher’s School reopens

A spokesperson for Wrexham council confessed that the school reopened today after closing on Monday when a member of primary school staff tested positive for coronavirus.

Board commentary

I have contacted the Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham Council individually to comment on the cases at Coleg Cambria.

I will bring you all the updates as I have them.


Statement by Coleg Cambria

“We have been informed by Public Health Wales that a small number of students enrolled at the university have tested positive for COVID-19 and are now self-isolating.

“As a precaution and to prevent the spread of infection, we took immediate action to ask the identified cohort of learners not to attend university for a specified period of time.

“This action is based on advice received from Public Health Wales. All students who are invited to self-isolate as part of the Track, Test and Protect service, will be able to fully engage in learning through our distance delivery method.

“The safety and well-being of our students and staff is paramount to us. The college continues to be vigilant following advice from the government regarding COVID-19 regarding health, safety and hygiene.

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Students will continue to learn online

Students who have tested positive or have been asked to self-isolate “will be able to fully engage in learning through our distance delivery method.”

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Use of monitoring, traceability and protection systems

The Coleg is working with NHS Wales and students to use the tracking, traceability and protection systems to provide more information.

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Unknown which campuses are affected

The Coleg also did not confirm which of its 10 sites the infected students were enrolled in.

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I don’t know how many students have tested positive

At this time, Coleg Cambria has not confirmed how many students have tested positive for the virus or how many are in self-isolation.

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Campus Coleg Cambria

Coleg Cambria has campuses at 10 locations across Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.


Coleg Cambria students self-isolate after positive tests

Coleg Cambria has confirmed that a “small number” of its students are self-isolating after testing positive for the coronavirus.


Statement by Ysgol Frongoch and Denbighshire County Council

“We can confirm that a Ysgol Frongoch student tested positive for coronavirus. We are following public health advice and parents / guardians have been notified by Public Health Wales by mail that 24 children in the same classroom will need to self-isolate for 14 days as a precaution.

“The school has followed a rigorous hygiene process and will continue to do so, along with other measures to minimize contact with other groups of students.

“The school has acted as quickly as possible to inform parents / guardians of the position and will work closely with the regional Test, Trace and Protect service to provide information to families.

“The rest of the school will continue to stay open and students are advised to continue attending school unless they are showing symptoms of coronavirus.”

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The school works with tracking and traceability services

The school now works closely with the regional Test, Trace and Protect service to provide information to families.

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The school remains open

A Denbighshire Council spokesperson confirmed that the school will remain open to all other pupils.

They said: “The school has gone through a rigorous hygienic process and will continue to do so, along with other measures to reduce contact with other groups of students as much as possible. “

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24 isolated students

Another 24 students, who were in the same class as the child who tested positive, were asked to self-isolate for 14 days.


Elementary school student tests positive for coronavirus

An elementary school student in Ysgol Frongoch, on Rhyl Road, has tested positive for coronavirus.


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