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Thursday, September 23, 2021

County secondary schools to take extra Covid-19 precautions

Secondary schools in Denbighshire are to take extra precautions to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Due to an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases associated with schools, learners and staff will be undertaking further measures to help control the spread of the virus.

This includes continuing to encourage pupils and staff to take twice weekly LFD tests to help identify and isolate asymptomatic cases and the wearing of face coverings by secondary school pupils, staff and visitors in indoor communal areas outside of the classroom.

Other arrangements include reducing close interactions between staff and learners such as physical distancing and seating plans in place in classrooms.

The council continues to monitor the situation in primary schools and is following the advice of Public Health Wales, but no further measures are being taken at this time.

Cllr Huw Hilditch-Roberts, the council’s Lead Member for Education, Children's Services and Public Engagement, said: “With cases of Covid-19 increasing nationwide we are taking further precautions to reduce the spread of the virus in school settings.

“These measures are being taken to reduce disruption to pupils’ education and to reduce impact on staffing levels and protect pupils and staff.

“I would like to reassure parents and carers, learners and staff at our schools that we will continue to monitor the situation and take action to help keep schools safe when required.

“On behalf of the Council, I would to thank school staff and parents for their dedication and hard work in keeping our pupils safe and providing them with the support they need.”

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