A NUMBER of pupils at Denbigh High school have been told to self-isolate, due to one of them showing symptoms after being in contact with someone who had a confirmed case of Covid-19.

Denbighshire County Council has confirmed that a total of 106 pupils from Year 11 and those travelling on a school bus have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days as of September 16 up to September 30, to try and reduce the possible spread of Covid-19, in line with Public Health Wales guidance.

The school has written to all parents and guardians today (Tuesday) informing them of the position.

Parents/ guardians have been advised to remain alert for the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  • A new or continuous cough
  • A high temperature
  • A loss of or change to sense of smell or taste

Those advised to self-isolated should book a coronavirus test if they develop any of these symptoms, even if they are mild. A test can be booked by phoning 119 or online: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test

Advice requires those self-isolating to stay at home, not to go outdoors to exercise, to visit shops, family or friends, or to other public spaces. Please do not invite people to your house.

If children remain well, they can return to school on Thursday, October 1.

Councillor Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Cabinet Lead Member for Education, Children, Young People and Public Engagement, said: “We are working closely with the school and Public Health Wales as well as NHS Wales Test, Trace and Protect to ensure that all the appropriate measures are in place to protect pupils, staff and the wider community.

“We are urging parents and guardians to remain vigilant and to request a test if their child presents any symptoms.”

Further formation on Test, Trace, Protect can be found here https://gov.wales/test-trace-protect-coronavirus