A SIXTH Barry school has alerted its parents and carers that a confirmed case of coronavirus has been identified in its reception class.

Ysgol Sant Baruc notified parents, that a staff member has tested positive for covid-19 and all nursery and reception pupils will need to self-isolate for 14 days.

Whitmore High School, Oak Field Primary, Jenner Park Primary, Palmerston Primary, and High Street Primary have already informed parents of incidences and a requirement for a number of staff and pupils to self-isolate and all other household members for 14 days.

The Vale council has been contacted for a response.


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As a precaution, families are advised to be alert for any symptoms of covid-19.

Symptoms include a new or continuous cough; a high temperature; and a loss of or change to sense of smell or taste.

If your child develops any of these symptoms, even if mild, book a test for them by phoning 119 or through the online portal https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

Inform the school that they are unwell with covid-19 symptoms and that you have requested a test.

Your child should self-isolate for 10 days from when their symptoms started.

All other household members should isolate for 14 days from when your child developed symptoms.

Do not visit a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital but if you require medical advice please contact NHS 111 or telephone your GP; if there is a medical emergency phone 999.

Follow the advice provided when your child receives their test result.

To reduce the risk of covid19 spreading, wash hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds.

Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.

Children should wash hands as soon as they get home.

Children should cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not their hands) when they cough or sneeze; and used tissues should be placed in a bin immediately with hands washed afterwards.

Further information on symptoms and self-isolation can be found on https://gov.wales/symptoms-and-self-isolation-contact-tracing

Further formation on Test, Trace, Protect can be found at https://gov.wales/test-trace-protect-coronavirus

For general information on covid-19, visit https://gov.wales/protect-yourself-others-coronavirus

The covid-19 online symptom checker can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do via https://gov.wales/check-if-you-need-coronavirus-medical-help