UPDATED - 09/09/20
We are aware of a small number of individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days, from six different school settings.
These include Aberdare Community School, Pontygwaith Primary School, Cymmer Primary School, Gelli Primary School, Ynyshir Primary School and Ysgol Evan James.
Test Trace Protect teams are working with those affected and contacting those people who have been in contact with a person who has tested positive.
Public Health Wales is working with the Local Authority to ensure that appropriate measures are taken to ensure safety within school communities.
To date, classes at two schools (Pontygwaith Primary School and Cymmer Primary Schools) are self-isolating. The cases in the other schools continue to be investigated. Other years groups will be attending school as normal following an assessment of close contacts with the confirmed cases.
All schools with confirmed cases are deep cleaned to minimise risks in affected areas and strict preventative controls will continue to be operated.
Posted on Monday 7th September 2020