Four year groups at a Valleys school have been told to stay at home on Monday, November 23, due to coronavirus.
Pupils in years 7, 8, 9 and 11 at Aberdare Community School have been asked to stay at home for the day after confirmed Covid-19 cases in each year group.
A number of close contacts to the confirmed cases have been asked to self-isolate for 24 hours to allow further investigations by contact tracers.
The school will remain open on Monday for pupils in Years 10, 12, and 13.
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A notice sent to parents on Sunday read: “School will remain open for all learners in Year 10, 12 and 13 tomorrow but learners in Years 7, 8, 9 and 11 will need to stay at home and isolate as possible close contacts.”
A letter to parents written by headteacher Carol Morgans said: “The council’s contact tracing service (or Public Health Wales) have advised us this evening that there have been confirmed cases of Covid-19 within our school in Years 7, 8, 9 & 11.
“Following both Welsh Government and Local Authority guidance, as a precautionary measure, a number of potential close contacts have been asked by the school to self-isolate for a period of 24 hours pending further investigations by contact tracers. Once the council’s contact tracing service has identified close contacts, they will be required to self-isolate for a 14-day period since the day of last contact with the confirmed case.”
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In Ceredigion, seven schools have been told to shut for two weeks from Monday due to a rising number of coronavirus cases in the area caused by “super spreader” events such as parties and social gatherings.
A “significant” number of positive Covid-19 cases in the Cardigan area has resulted in a “very high” number of contacts, many of whom are now waiting for test results after developing symptoms, one school said.