Posted on: 0:25/02/2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Welsh Government and Public Health Wales have issued guidance for all schools on providing advice on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. The advice enables all schools to provide advice for pupils, students, staff and parents or carers regarding how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections.

There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • washing your hands often - with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport
  • covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. See Catch It, Bin It, Kill It

People who feel unwell should stay at home and should not attend work or any education or childcare setting

  • pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands:
o before leaving home
o on arrival at school
o after using the toilet
o after breaks and sporting activities
o before food preparation
o before eating any food, including snacks
o before leaving school
  • use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell
For the latest guidance check Public Health Wales Website where any future updates will be published directly: NHS Wales Statement on COVID-19

History Trip - America 2020: Update regarding the coronavirus covid-19 outbreak.

You may well be aware that the Mayor of New York City has declared a state of emergency in the city, which he has stated may well last over six months. We are due to visit in seven months’ time.

As the situation changes on a daily basis and is impossible to predict, we advise you to stick to the deadline dates regarding the payments and return of important information (medical information etc.). The tour operator has informed us at this moment in time that the worst-case scenario would be to postpone the trip, rather than cancel completely. Therefore, if we will not be able to attend in October as planned, we will re-schedule the visit for a later date.

If you have any queries or questions regarding the trip, please contact the school via the regular channels

Thank you very much for your understanding at this difficult time.

Mr Gaffey (Tour Organiser)