Update on Covid-19 cases in Bridgend schools

Bridgend County Borough Council has released the latest figures on the numbers of pupils and staff who have tested positive for coronavirus.

The latest statistics confirm 28 percent of all schools in the county borough are currently affected by the pandemic.

In total 22 pupils and 15 members of staff have tested positive for Covid-19 with 1,763 pupils and 62 staff members currently in self-isolation across 17 schools.

All schools have a full range of measures in place to reduce risk, limit contact and maintain high standards of hygiene, and unaffected pupils can continue to attend lessons as normal.

The self-isolations are taking place purely as a precautionary measure and are in line with national advice from Public Health Wales.

For pupils who are required to self-isolate, virtual classrooms are in place along with blended learning opportunities which enable learners to continue to participate in and benefit from lessons.

Cabinet Member for Education, Cllr Charles Smith said: “We would urge parents, carers and guardians to support efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus by remaining vigilant, and remind them of the importance of not sending children to school if they exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19 or have tested positive.”