Posted: Thu 25th Nov 2021

Covid alert level for Denbighshire schools downgraded following case reduction

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A recent decrease in Covid-19 cases in secondary schools across Denbighshire has led to their intervention status being downgraded.

An increase in cases at the start of the school year saw secondary schools change their status to enable schools to implement additional measures to help control the spread of the virus.

Recent weeks have seen a reduction in case numbers for secondary age pupils and based on this, the overall alert level for secondary schools has been changed to low.

Cllr Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Denbighshire Council’s lead member for education, children’s services and public engagement, said: “It is pleasing to see the work of school staff and parents has helped to reduce Covid case rates in secondary schools and that we can make this decision now.

“In making this decision it’s important we all remain aware that Covid remains in our communities and we remember the importance of seeking tests when symptoms develop and following advice from TTP regarding self-isolation.

“I would like to reassure parents and carers, learners and staff at our schools that we will continue to monitor the situation and take action to help keep schools safe when required should the situation change and I would like to thank all pupils, parents and staff for their support during this difficult time.”

All those contacted by Test, Trace, Protect (TTP) are asked to work with the teams and to follow the guidance given.

PCR tests can be ordered at https://gov.wales/get-tested-coronavirus-covid-19 or by calling 119

 



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