Posted: Fri 16th Oct 2020

Rhyl Catholic school closed due to coronavirus as 452 pupils forced to self isolate

North Wales news and information

A Rhyl Catholic school has been closed forcing 452 pupils to self-isolate due to a number of confirmed coronavirus cases.

Denbighshire County Council said the decision had been taken to shut Christ the Word Catholic School to protect pupils, staff and the wider community.

It follows discussions between the school, the council and Public Health Wales.

Children will instead either be taught virtually or via home learning packs from Monday with parents and guardians informed by e-mail.

The school will re-open as normal on Tuesday, 3 November and the Christ the Word Childcare facility has also closed.

Meanwhile, 18 pupils and one staff member at Prestatyn High School will be required to self-isolate until October 27th following a confirmed Covid 19 case associated with the school. The school remains open for all other pupils.

Parents have been advised to remain alert for the main symptoms of coronavirus, including:

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

Those advised to self-isolate 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:

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.

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