Testing pupils for a wider range of symptoms
- The Welsh Government are making Covid-19 testing available to people with a wider range of symptoms such as fatigue, muscle ache or pain, a sore throat, a headache, a runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea. This is because some variants and young children do not display the classic three Covid-19 symptoms initially.
- The request therefore is for people (including children) to get a test if they are feeling unwell in any way. Further detail on how to apply for a test is provided at https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-covid-19-test or simply call the free number 119 between the hours of 7am to 11pm.
- Individuals and their households who take a test because of these other wider symptoms are not required to isolate while they await their test result. This includes learners, who can continue to attend their school or setting while they await a test result.
- If individuals then receive a positive Covid-19 result, they and their household must then isolate. Households must also isolate if anyone develops any of the three classic Covid-19 symptoms while waiting for a test result taken on wider symptoms to come back.
- Clearly, children and adults with diarrhoea and/or vomiting should not attend their school/setting until they are symptom-free for 48 hours, even if their Covid-19 test result is negative.
- The FAQs on the Council’s website have been updated to reflect this latest advice – www.rctcbc.gov.uk/schoolfaqs
Back to School Safety - Revised 15/03/21
Please take note of the information below.:
- For everyone's safety please wear a mask within the school grounds when dropping off or collecting children.
- Please, wear a mask if entering the school building, if you need to enter the building then leave any forms, dinner money etc., on the table outside the office and the secretary can then collect it after you have left.
- Please make every effort to pay for dinners using the online service.
- Please do not drive into the yard in the morning or evening. The community car park does get very crowded, the best way of keeping everyone safe is to walk to school if at all possible.
- Please continue to use the one way system and maintain social distancing when you are entering or leaving the school and when dropping off children.
- Only one adult please to drop off or pick up children.
If you have any questions or queries please contact us. School email address: Admin.PerthcelynPrimary@rctcbc.gov.uk
Online Dinner Payments
The link for dinner payments is:
Before registering you will need a reference number for your child from school. Please contact Mrs. Williams or Mrs. Hawkins who can supply you with the reference number.
Thank you for your continued support in keeping our school community as safe as possible.
Driving into the school grounds
- At the end of the day especially there are an increasing amount of cars driving through the gates onto the school grounds.
- At the moment parents with prams, toddlers and pupils are walking in the 'road' in the school grounds to ensure social distancing.
- Therefore cars entering the yard are causing a real and significant danger - please, for the safety of everyone do not enter the yard by car at the beginning and end of the day.
- Parents and taxis of 1a pupils will need access but they are often off the premises before the other classes leave.
- Your co-operation is much appreciated by the school and other families.