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pierre
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Posted - 12/09/2020 :  20:05:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Seeing reports that year 10 (14 year olds) in Tredegar Comprehensive have been instructed to isolate for 14 days as a positive covid-19 test has been received. All the teachers for that year also got to isolate.

Hope everyone is ok....

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billbaily
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Posted - 13/09/2020 :  17:25:50 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Very worrying as school has only started back recently. They've been hand sanitizing constantly and have studied with the windows open. How are they are going to manage that in the winter months? Feel sorry for all staff concerned and for the rest of the children who have to go in. It felt great to be getting back to a degree of normality but this just highlights we all still have to on our guard, coronavirus hasn't gone away.
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keanjo
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Posted - 13/09/2020 :  18:50:20 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have the Education Authorities prepared home education computer kits for the children who might be excluded t from school through illness?
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billbaily
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Posted - 15/09/2020 :  18:45:58 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Three more cases of covid in school
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dalex41
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Posted - 15/09/2020 :  19:56:50 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Heard today that year 10 pupil with symptoms has had to go all the way from Tredegar to Aberystwyth to get a test. SHAMBOLIC is too mild a word for it.
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billbaily
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Posted - 15/09/2020 :  20:28:39 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's ridiculous! People are ill and expected to drive/travel all those miles. What if someone hasn't got access to transport - are they expected to have a lift with another person. I cannot see many people wanting to do that journey - in a confined space for hours. I wouldn't be surprised now if patients with covid symptoms keep it to themselves. We need local testing centres, Can't they do mobile ones like they have for blood and breast cancer screening.
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pierre
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Posted - 15/09/2020 :  20:29:18 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by keanjo

Have the Education Authorities prepared home education computer kits for the children who might be excluded t from school through illness?



Exactly what I was thinking.

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butch
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Posted - 15/09/2020 :  20:32:04 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Poor kid, that is just crazy. Thats a 164mile round trip to get a vital test. I cannot believe we are living in the 21st century, with all the brilliant technology we have, and you can't get a simple covid test, it's unbelievable.
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ddraig
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Posted - 16/09/2020 :  10:24:35 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know two people who have been for tests last week and they both went to Cwm
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billbaily
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Posted - 16/09/2020 :  10:33:30 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Yes there is a one in Cwm and the other in Rodney Parade in Newport so it doesn't make sense to ask people to travel far away to be tested.

I read in the Argus dated yesterday that they 'Caerphilly Borough Council' are opening one in New Tredegar for their borough residents. It is at New Tredegar Business Park, White Rose Way and the mobile one will be in the car park. To be tested you have to make an appointment first. I think where there are hot spots of this virus happening they need to get mobile test centres quickly to those areas.

Even if New Tredegar is in a different council area/health board it make sense to send people here from Tredegar than go miles away to be tested elsewhere.

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billbaily
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Posted - 16/09/2020 :  10:36:40 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Or even better get Cwm & Newport able to deal with more people being tested, if they want to keep Caerphilly Borough safe
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pierre
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Posted - 16/09/2020 :  14:22:54 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Four Tredegar comprehensive school students have coronavirus

FOUR Year 10 students at a Tredegar school have tested positive for coronavirus, while more than a dozen staff across Blaenau Gwent county borough are self-isolating.

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council had previously confirmed that a Year 10 student at Tredegar Comprehensive School had tested positive for coronavirus, however this has since been revised up to four.

No Year 10 students at Tredegar Comprehensive School have been in school this week due to the requirement for them to self-isolate.

The council has also confirmed that as of Monday September 14, 20 members of staff across schools in Blaenau Gwent were self-isolating.

In an education scrutiny committee meeting, the council’s head of service for education Lynn Phillips said that this number is likely to increase as more people are tested for the virus.

Mr Phillips said that in the first week back at school the attendance among pupils across the county borough was 84 per cent. This dropped to 81 per cent on the Friday.

He also confirmed that one student at a primary school in Blaenau Gwent had tested positive for coronavirus, but this did not impact the school because they were not in attendance.

A spokesman for the council said: “We can confirm that there are now four positive confirmed cases amongst a year group at Tredegar Comprehensive School. All the necessary public health precautions and measures are currently being followed in relation to this.

“We can confirm that as of yesterday we had 20 members of school staff self-isolating across the school estate in Blaenau Gwent. Many of these are precautionary under the Test, Trace, Protect system.”





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billbaily
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Posted - 16/09/2020 :  14:39:26 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Do masks actually help prevent the spread of this virus because from what I've heard mask wearing in school isn't compulsory. I wonder if it had been made compulsory would this have helped children/teachers from catching it from each other and taking it back home to spread even further.
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billbaily
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Posted - 16/09/2020 :  18:26:17 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Perhaps wearing visors would be much more practical and easier to wear
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butch
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Posted - 17/09/2020 :  09:26:13 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Perhaps a visor could fit a double purpose, I've always fancied doing a bit of welding as a sideline.#128526;#128526;
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ddraig
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Posted - 17/09/2020 :  10:22:08 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I really don't think anyone knows if wearing masks and/or visors works, I see a lot of people fiddling with their masks or wearing them around their neck and that's not good, one of the masks I have slips and so you end up pushing it up all the time again not good, saying that, Asian countries who have worn masks long before covid seem to have faired better than us, yes butch maybe visors could work, I say give everything a go (quite fancy wearing a visor, sort of a star wars thing) Covid is a learning curve for everyone (governments too) I did read that around twenty of the class that should have been self quarantining were in Lidls car park one evening (don't know if that's true or not though, worrying if it is)
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