On 9th July 2021, Welsh Government published new advice and outlined proposed key changes to the operational guidance for schools from September 2021.
Three main changes being proposed for the new autumn term are:
- Face coverings will no longer be routinely recommended in classrooms (Schools and settings may however wish to encourage their use in areas where there is likely to be more social mixing, such as in communal areas. Face coverings should continue to be worn by learners in secondary schools and settings when travelling on dedicated school transport).
- Contact groups will no longer be required for school pupils or full-time learners in colleges. The Test, Trace, Protect system will be used in order to identify close contacts of learners who have tested positive.
- Normal session times should resume.
Additional information is provided on the Welsh Government’s website (via the following links) and there are likely to be further updates over the summer holiday period.
Please see below for ‘Schools Frequently Asked Questions’ (FAQs) and other useful links.
These will be updated in due course to reflect the position for the return to school in September.
Important links from Welsh Government
Further information regarding examinations in 2021 is also available via:
Latest advice on Coronavirus from Welsh Government will be issued at gov.wales/coronavirus.
Frequently Asked Questions (2020/21)
The Council has prepared some frequently asked questions to assist parents, carers and pupils. These cover a range of topics from school buildings, the school day, catering, illness and transport.
Covid-19 Related Pupil Absence
View the reference guide for parents and guardians with regards to Covid related absence from school.
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