An update on Maesteg School

Maesteg School has made the following statement this afternoon: “Within the last 24 hours, a member of staff at Maesteg School has returned a positive test result for Covid-19.

“While the staff member has not been in contact with any pupils, five other staff have been advised by Public Health Wales that they must now self-isolate as a precautionary measure.

“The school has taken prompt action in line with national guidelines, and is carrying out a deep clean of the premises.

“The safety and well-being of pupils, teachers and staff remains a top priority, and the school and local council are working together to ensure that the school can open as planned next week for the start of the new term.

“This is still an ongoing process, and pupils, parents, carers and guardians will be kept up to date on any new arrangements.”

Bridgend County Borough Council has made the following statement this afternoon: “The council and the school would like to reassure local residents that swift action has been taken to protect the health and well-being of pupils, teachers and staff, and that the incident is not believed to be linked to any other issues that have been reported on recently in the Maesteg area.

“With the pandemic still ongoing, it is essential for the whole community to remain alert for symptoms of Covid-19, and to ensure that all national guidance is followed to help combat the spread of the virus.”