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Roath Park Primary pupils asked to self-isolate as Covid case confirmed

Roath Park Primary School

60 pupils at Roath Park Primary School have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a Covid-19 case at the school.

The Year 6 pupils have been identified as close contacts of a confirmed Covid-19 case at the school and have been asked to remain at home in order to reduce the possible spread of the virus to family, friends and the wider community.

An enhanced clean will be carried out today on areas of the school used by the year group.

Head Teacher, Mr Jonathan Keohane, said: “Following confirmation late last night that one of our pupils has tested positive for Covid-19 we acted as quickly as possible, following guidance from Public Health Wales, to inform the parents of all pupils who have been in close contact with the pupil in question.”

“Thanks to the strong procedures we have in place, the number of our pupils needing to self-isolate is limited to 60 pupils in one year group and no staff are required to self-isolate.

“We have already implemented enhanced cleaning regimes but as a precaution additional cleansing is also taking place at the school.”

“There’s a strong school community at Roath Park and I’m sure there will be some understandable concern at this news, but I would like to reassure all our parents, and especially our pupils, that we are listening very closely to the advice given to us by Public Health Wales and the Council to ensure that the potential for any further transmission is minimised and the school remains safe.”

“Staff will remain vigilant of any pupils displaying symptoms and will take appropriate action if they suspect a pupil could potentially have Covid-19.”

Cabinet Member for Education, Cllr Sarah Merry said: “The safety of pupils in our schools is a priority and procedures are in place to ensure they are as protected as possible, but with pupils at two Cardiff schools now needing to self-isolate, this is a clear reminder that Covid-19 hasn’t gone away.

“I would urge all parents to remain alert and ensure that their children do not attend school if they develop symptoms, and ask all residents, parents or otherwise, to help Keep Wales Safe by following Welsh Government Covid-19 guidance.”