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Pupils at Newport high school asked to self-isolate

Lliswerry High School

Year seven pupils at Lliswerry High School have been asked to self-isolate after a pupil tested positive for Covid-19.

Around 185 pupils are affected and steps have been taken to contact parents and carers and ensure pupils can return home safely and appropriately.

On site measures are in place to ensure year seven pupils are not in contact with any other pupils while this process is completed.

The pupils have been asked to remain at home for 14 days as a precautionary measure in order to reduce the possible spread of the virus to family, friends and the wider community. A focussed clean is taking place and all other year groups will continue to attend school as planned.

Procedures are already in place within all Newport schools to limit group numbers and pupil contact, coupled with enhanced cleaning regimes. There is no need for anyone who has not been contacted to self-isolate or be unduly concerned.

All residents are encouraged to remain alert to Covid-19 and continue to follow national guidance to help combat the spread of the virus.

School staff remain vigilant to pupils displaying any symptoms, and are ready to take appropriate action. Parents, carers and guardians can support this by remaining alert and ensuring that children do not attend school if they develop any potential symptoms, however mild.