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September 2021


COVID-19 Symptoms / Test, Trace & Protect

It is particularly important that everyone is vigilant about this.


Under no circumstances should pupils attend school if they have any of the four identified COVID-19 symptoms (see below); or if they have tested positive to COVID-19 in the past 10 days. Nor should pupils attend school if they live in a household with someone who has symptoms of COVID-19; or has tested positive to COVID-19 in the past 10 days. 


The main symptoms of COVID-19 are:


  • a high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hrs
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste - this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste differently from normal


Most people with COVID-19 have one or more of these symptoms. 


What to do if you have any one of the main symptoms:


  • Get a COVID-19 test as soon as possible
  • Everyone in your household should then stay at home and isolate until you receive your test results - only leave home for the test
  • Anyone in your support bubble should also stay at home if you have been in contact with them since your symptoms started or during the previous 48 hours
  • Contact school to keep us informed
  • Email a copy of the test results to


Please read full details here: Self-isolation: stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus / Apply for a coronavirus test


Please note: Parents have a responsibility to keep the Headteacher informed of any changes to their condition or the advice given to them by their GP. They also have a responsibility to inform the school immediately of the result of the COVID-19 test (Negative/Positive) as this will support the Test, Trace, Protect programme.



Testing Broader COVID-19 Symptoms

Free COVID-19 test if you have a wider range of symptoms

PHW have now confirmed a wider range of symptoms that are possibly related to Covid-19. These include:



Feeling unusually tired


General ‘flu-like aches and pains (myalgia)


Sore throat and / or hoarseness


Shortness of breath or wheezing


Persistent headache


Runny or blocked nose


Feeling sick (nausea), vomiting or diarrhoea

If one or more of the wider symptoms is present, then a PCR test should also be booked. If you are refused a test due to not having one of the main 3 symptoms, please inform the school office who will take it up with the Local Authority.


Find out more here and keep everyone safe Testing Broader COVID-19 Symptoms

Wider symptom testing FAQ - Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (


COVID-19 Checklist                  

COVID-19 Latest | GOV.WALES 

Staying safe and social distancing | Sub-topic


Self-isolation: stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus 

Check your symptoms to see if you need coronavirus medical help | GOV.WALES

Getting tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) | GOV.WALES


@WelshGovernment - follow WG on twitter


PHW Letter for Parents, July 2021, wider symptoms


Local Test, Trace, Protect Service contact details (always include the school name with your query)


Tel: 01352 703 800

UPDATE: Lateral Flow Tests Letter and Q&A from TTP Schools Team

Letter about Lateral Flow Tests from TTP Schools Team


Local Test, Trace, Protect Service contact details (always include the school name with your query)


Tel: 01352 703800

Please read letter to parents below from the local authority about twice weekly testing for school staff.
COVID-19 FAQs, 17th Sep 2020 
Home/School Agreement COVID-19

Top 10 tips for parents and carers

How to stay positive during the pandemic.

Helping your child understand Coronavirus

Using simple language, this handy book answers some of the key questions asked by 5 to 9 year olds. With illustrations by Axel Scheffler, this Nosy Crow publication features expert input and is free to read online or print out.


Or try this one from Nurse Dotty Books, a recognised winner of 'Points of Light' and written by a paediatric intensive care nurse to help children reduce their fear and anxiety of COVID-19.

Or this one from Oxford University Press... 
Advice for Children's Mental Health

Save the Children - Featuring a special coronavirus hub to help children and adults 

NSPCC - Offering advice and help for children suffering from anxiety and depression