Entire Swansea school closes after teacher tests positive for coronavirus


An entire primary school in Swansea has closed after a member of staff tested positive for Covid-19. A number of teachers and students at Pengelli Primary School in Grovesend have been asked to self-isolate and it has been agreed that the school will remain closed until later next week.

A Swansea Council spokesperson said: “A number of teachers and students at Pengelli Primary School have been asked to self-isolate after a staff member tested positive for Covid- 19.

“In accordance with normal procedures, letters have been sent to the parents concerned informing them of what to do.

“Pengelli Primary School is a small school with around 120 students and staff.

“As a small school it was agreed that the most appropriate way to support staff and students is for the school to remain closed until later next week.

“In the meantime, children will learn through blended learning.”

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On Monday, it was reported that dozens of young people and a dozen teachers had to stay out of school after three people tested positive for the virus at Clydach Primary School.

Two ‘bubbles’ at Twynybedw Road Primary School, Clydach, were asked to self-isolate on November 16. Then, four days later, another class was told to do the same.

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A number of high schools and elementary schools in the Cardigan area were closed on Monday over concerns over the “speed and spread” of the virus in the region.

In Powys, Welshpool High will close until December 7th.

The move follows “an increase in cases in the school and in the wider community which affects learners and staff,” Powys’ board said.


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