Coronavirus : Covid -19

It is vitally important that we all stay safe. Please act responsibly. Should anyone in your household show ANY symptoms of COVID-19, you are strongly encouraged to follow the Public Health Wales guidelines.

If any child displays ANY of the symptoms of COVID-19, you will be contacted immediately to collect your child.

Can my child attend school if they have a cold?

If a child has mild cold-like symptoms, they should continue to go to school, if fit to do so.

The three main symptoms of COVID-19 to be aware of are:

  • a new continuous cough

  • fever or high temperature

  • loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste

If your child develops one of these symptoms they should follow the self-isolation guidance and should take a test.

We no longer recommend that children under 5 years of age take COVID-19 tests without symptoms. Where children under 5 do have symptoms we would not routinely recommend tests unless directed to do so by a doctor or if parents believe a test is absolutely necessary and in the best interests of the child.

We have a separate page with lots of ideas and resources to support mental health and well-being during these unprecedented times. Please click on the ‘Health and Well-Being’ tab above.

In This Together:

We continue to work together to keep everyone as safe as we are able to. As a school, we have comprehensive plans and strict risk assessments in place. We seek advice from Neath Port Talbot Local Authority, Welsh Government and Public Health Wales.

We fully comply with health and safety law by assessing risks and putting in place proportionate control measures.

We review our health and safety risk assessments thoroughly in collaboration with the local authority and trade unions. We regularly review our plans for each term which address the risks identified using the system of controls set out below. Essential measures include:

  • a requirement that people who are unwell with symptoms of COVID-19 stay at home
  • robust hand and respiratory hygiene including ventilation

Essential Reminders:

If your child is unwell with covid symptoms, please do not send them to school. If your child displays any of the symptoms, they will be sent home in line with the most up to date advice from the government. Please use the NHS symptom checker and take advice from Public Health Wales if in any doubt.

Please do not be offended if staff contact you to collect your child, or if entry to school is denied following signs of ANY of the COVID-19 symptoms. We continue to follow our strict risk assessments in order to keep everyone as safe as we can.

Links to further information

Public Health Wales Guidance

NHS Direct Symptom Checker