Dozens of people told to self-isolate after covid cases linked to Denbighshire schools – North Wales Live

A total of 66 pupils and staff members have been told to self-isolate after cases of coronavirus were confirmed at two North Wales schools.

55 pupils and five staff members at Rhos Steet School in Ruthin have been told to self-isolate for two weeks after a coronavirus case was linked to the school.

All 60 people will not be allowed to attend the school until December 9.

A further six pupils at Ysgol Plas Cefndy in Rhyl have also been asked to self-isolate until December 7 following a confirmed case connected to the school.

Denbighshire Council confirmed that both schools will remain open, and are working closely with Public Health Wales, and NHS Wales Test, Trace and Protect to ensure that all appropriate measures are in place to protect the wider community.

All parents and carers have been informed and both the local authority and the schools have consulted with Public Health Wales.

Parents/guardians have been advised to remain alert for the main symptoms of coronavirus :

• A new or continuous cough

• A high temperature

• A loss of or change to sense of smell or taste

Those advised to self-isolated 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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