Three more Cardiff schools affected by coronavirus cases

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Three more schools in Cardiff have been hit by the coronavirus as cases in the city increase. A teacher, teaching assistant and Grade 25 students at Ninian Park Elementary School in Grangetown were asked to self-isolate for 14 days after a case was confirmed in a school student in the evening September 9.

Four students and three staff at Ty Gwyn Special School in Ely were also asked to self-isolate for 14 days after a confirmed case of Covid-19 at school.

Schools will be thoroughly cleaned and Cardiff Council moved to reassure the public that they are taking all necessary measures to keep children, staff and the community safe.

Five-year-old students at Bryn Deri Primary School in Radyr have also been asked to self-isolate after a positive case in a student at the school.



Ty Gwyn Special School in Cardiff

In a joint statement from Cardiff Council and Bryn Deri Primary School, a spokesperson said: “The 5th grade students at Bryn Deri Primary School have been asked by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after being identified as close contacts of a confirmed case of Covid-19, while in a social setting outside of school.

“The safety and well-being of all our students is our priority and the school has acted on the information and guidance provided by Public Health Wales to reduce the possible spread of the virus to students, staff, family, friends and the community at large. ”

The mother of one of the children who were asked to self-isolate said her daughter was very upset and the school had not sent out enough distance learning work or contacted her.

“Surely after all these months, they should have a plan if the kids are to isolate themselves?” She said.

“My daughter loved being back to school and a call asking how she is doing would have made all the difference.

“There is a little work on Google Classroom, but not a lot. I asked for more work yesterday and this morning but have not received a response. ”

The school and the board said in a statement, “The school will always support any student who is required to self-isolate and provide appropriate online learning and regular communication from staff will continue to be provided until such time. ‘they are able to return.



Education Minister Kirsty Williams addresses a class at Roath Park Elementary School on June 29, when schools reopened for three weeks. Sixty students at the school were asked to self-isolate this week after COVID case was confirmed

In the city’s 18 secondary schools, 80 primary schools and seven special schools, two students – one each at Ysgol Bro Edern and Roath Park Primary have also tested positive for Covid-19. A total of 30 children at Bro Edern and 60 at Roath Park Primary were asked to self-isolate earlier this week.

Across Wales, there had been 36 cases in 31 schools until September 9. These figures were confirmed by Public Health Wales ahead of the last two schools in Cardiff. More details on the situation in Wales here.

Confirming the case at Ninian Park School, Cardiff Council said: ‘Grade 4 students with a teacher and a teaching assistant have been identified as close contacts of a confirmed case of Covid-19 at school and were invited to stay at home. to reduce the possible spread of the virus to family, friends and the wider community.

Improved cleaning will be carried out on areas of the school used by the age group.



Thirty students at Ysgol Bro Edern are self-isolated.

Ninian Park Primarty Principal Jenny Scott said: “As soon as we received confirmation that one of our students had tested positive for the virus last night (Wednesday 9 September), we followed the advice of Public Health Wales and promptly informed parents of all. students and staff who have been in close contact.

“Due to the vigorous measures in place at the school, the number of students required to self-isolate is only one class among our four grade 4 groups. In addition to our improved school cleaning regimes, additional cleaning has taken place, ready for back to school today.

“I know some parents may have concerns this morning upon hearing the news, but I want to reassure them and our students that we are carefully following the guidelines to ensure the school remains safe and that the spread virus is minimized. ”

Confirming the case at the city’s Ty Gwyn Special School, Cardiff Council said: “Four students and three staff at Ty Gwyn Special School were asked to self-isolate for 14 days after the confirmation of a case of Covid-19 at school.

“Students and staff in the founding phase have been identified as close contacts of a confirmed case of Covid-19 at school and have been asked to stay home in order to reduce the possible spread of the virus to the family, friends and the larger community. ”

Improved cleaning was carried out on areas of the school used by Ty Gwyn’s group of students.

Cardiff Cabinet Member for Education Cllr Sarah Merry said: “Ensuring that our schools remain safe for students, parents and staff is a priority. Schools have been supported so that they can implement measures to protect their students, but it is essential that parents remain vigilant and keep children at home who show any of the symptoms.

“Currently, the number of COVID in Cardiff is increasing and it is essential that each of us remain vigilant and take responsibility for helping to keep our communities and the rest of Wales safe by following the guidelines of the Welsh Government .

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