Dear Parent or Carer,

Re: Contact of confirmed case of COVID-19 in YEAR 7

 NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect trace everyone who have been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus).



Your Year 7 child has been identified as a contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19.  The child who has tested positive was in school on Thursday 22nd April, therefore Year 7 pupils need to self-isolate for 10 days from then to Sunday 2nd May inclusive.  


If your child does not have symptoms:

If your child has not tested positive in the last 90 days, your child is advised to get a test on day 1 of their isolation and another test, 2 days before the end of self-isolation (day 8). This is because symptoms may still develop within this time period and it is still possible to infect other people with the virus. If the test is positive you will be contacted by TTP again to make sure your child and household have support to self-isolate. You can arrange this test by ringing 01639 862757. 


Self-isolation advice requires your child 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. Further information on self-isolation can be found in the link at the bottom of this letter.


If your child remains well then the other members of the household do not need to isolate and can continue with their normal activities. If your child is still well, they can return to their usual activities on Bank Holiday Monday, 3rd May and to school on Tuesday 4th May.


During this period, Year 7 will revert to Blended Learning, accessing their work through Microsoft Teams.  They should follow their normal timetable (Week 2 next week).  If your child needs to borrow a school Chromebook, please contact us at the school.



Pupils in Year 8 finish isolating on Monday 26th April and return to school Tuesday 27th April.

Pupils Years 9, 10, 11, 12 & 13 do not need to self-isolate and should attend school as normal.



To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading, there are things that everyone in your family can do to help. These include:

  • washing hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • using hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • washing hands as soon as they get home
  • covering their mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve (not their hands) when they cough or sneeze
  • putting used tissues in the bin immediately and washing hands afterwards


Please be alert for symptoms of COVID-19 in your child, which are:

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


If your child develops any of these symptoms, even if they are mild:

  • Book a test for them by phoning 01639 862757 or 119 or through the online portal: https://www.nhs.uk/ask-for-a-coronavirus-test
  • Inform Gowerton Comprehensive School that they are unwell with COVID-19 symptoms and that you have requested a test
  • Your child should remain in self-isolation
  • All other household members should isolate for 10 days from when your child developed symptoms
  • Do not visit a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital but if you require medical advice please contact NHS 111 or telephone your GP; if there is a medical emergency phone 999
  • If you require medical advice for COVID-19 symptoms or another reason, please inform the healthcare worker that your child is a contact of a case of COVID-19 and in self-isolation
  • Please follow the advice provided when your child receives their test result


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

Further information on symptoms and self-isolation can be found here https://gov.wales/symptoms-and-self-isolation-contact-tracing

For general information on COVID-19 https://gov.wales/protect-yourself-others-coronavirus

The COVID-19 online symptom checker can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do https://gov.wales/check-if-you-need-coronavirus-medical-help


Letter to Year 7 25.4.21


Please click here to a reminder for Parents/Carers for year groups that are isolating.

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