DENBIGHSHIRE County Council (DCC) has provided clarity on the issues regarding schoolchildren being sent home due to COVID-19-related staff shortages.

Numerous schools across North Wales have, of late, been forced to turn to remote learning for entire year groups.

But in a statement, (DCC) has said this is a matter at the discretion of each school in its county, with the council on hand to “provide the relevant support”.

A spokesperson for Denbighshire County Council said: “This is a matter for individual schools to consider based on Welsh Government guidance and the application of risk assessments at the school level on individual circumstances.

“We are continuing to provide the relevant support to schools.”


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In Denbighshire, Ysgol Glan Clwyd, St Asaph, was forced to move its Year Eight and Nine classes to remote learning on alternate days between Tuesday (April 5) and today (April 8) due to staff shortages.

Denbigh High School also had to move its Year Eight and Nine pupils to online learning today.

St Brigid’s School, Denbigh and Ysgol Brynhyfryd, Ruthin have also had to have some of its pupils learning remotely this week.

In the last recorded 24-hour period, there had been 393 new positive COVID-19 tests in Wales.

Of these, 83 were here in North Wales, with 13 in Denbighshire.