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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Update - 28th March 2020


Dear Parents and Carers,

We have been very pleased to support frontline emergency workers by providing childcare facilities in school this week. I would like to thank the staff who have willingly volunteered to attend our school and look after the children with such great care and dedication.
From Tuesday 31st March, Cardiff Council will reduce the number of schools remaining open to help control the spread of the virus.  Schools will be grouped together into new 'hubs'.


Our school has now become a 'hub' and will welcome children of frontline key workers from four local schools - Coed Glas, Thornhill Primary, Ton Yr Ywen and Christ the King.  Each school will establish their own classrooms within our building.  Strict protocols are in place to ensure social distancing at all times.  In addition, a Health and Safety specialist will be on site to provide support and guidance about infection controls.


A range of engaging activities will be provided including the use of our outdoor areas, online learning projects and creative challenges.


The document below is from Cardiff Council and describes the changes to childcare arrangements at the school.
IMPORTANT - From Tuesday, Cardiff Council will be organising admissions to our 'Hub' school. You must apply for a place using a new online system -
If only one parent fits into the keyworker category set by Cardiff Council, your child will not be able to access the hub provision from Tuesday.
I know there is a lot of information to read in the guidance, my apologies for this.  I'm sure you understand the speed at which things need to be organised in the current situation, and trust that you will continue to be patient with us during this time of rapid change.
As ever, please use the following email addresses if you have any questions or queries:

Mr Hart 

Miss Shapley

Mrs Notley


Thank you everyone for your messages of support and the many photographs, tweets, emails etc showing the children adapting to their new ways of learning at home.  These are so welcome and provide us with the comfort that the children continue to flourish at home with you all - please keep them coming!


Stay safe,

Mr Hart





'Hub' information for Parents and Carers

Arrangements for 'Grab bags' - Monday 23rd March


Message for parents/carers of children in receipt of free school meals from Cardiff Council:


If you child is currently eligible for a free school meal they will be able to collect a packed lunch grab bag from Coed Glas on Monday from 12:00 p.m.


If your child is currently provided with free home to school transport or they currently attend a Cardiff Special School they are able to collect their packed lunch grab bag from your local Primary School.


Pupils will not be allowed to consume the lunch on site and when collecting from the school please be aware of the current guidance for social distancing.


IMPORTANT - Parents/Carers of Coed Glas - the grab bags will be available in the sunshelters on both playgrounds. Please remain at least 2 meters apart at all times. ALL OF THE GRAB BAGS HAVE THE SAME CONTENTS - There will be no alternative and specific dietary requirements will not be catered for on Monday. Allergen information will be printed on the items/grab bag that is delivered.


Please contact Mr Hart headteacher@coedglasprimaryschool, Mis Shapley or Mrs Notley if you have any questions about these arrangements.

Letter to parents - 20.3.20

Letter to parents/carers - 19.3.20

Letter to parents/carers - 18.3.20

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Letter to parents/carers - 17.3.20

Tuesday 17th March

Please click on the following link to see the latest advice from Public Health Wales

Letter to parents and carers - 16.3.20

Information about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - 15th March
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus. The incubation period of COVID-19 is between 2 and 14 days. This means that if a person remains well 14 days after contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus, they have not been infected.

The following symptoms may develop in the 14 days after exposure to someone who has COVID-19 infection

  • cough;
  • difficulty in breathing; and/or
  • fever.

Generally, these infections can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, such as older people and/or those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. There is no evidence that children are more affected than other age groups – very few cases have yet to have been reported in children.

How COVID-19 is spread?
From what we know about other coronaviruses, spread of COVID-19 is most likely to happen when there is close contact (within 2 metres) with an infected person. It is likely that the risk increases the longer someone has close contact with an infected person.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including

  • children/staff who feel unwell (or develop high temperature or a new cough) should stay at home for 7 days;
  • washing your hands often - with liquid soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if handwashing facilities are not available. This is particularly important after taking public transport; covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. Children, staff and visitors should wash their hands
    1) before leaving home;
    2) on arrival at school;
    3) after using the toilet;
    4) after breaks and sporting activities;
    5) before food preparation;
    6) before eating any food, including snacks; and
    7) before leaving school.
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • avoid close contact with people who are unwell; 
  • if you are worried about your symptoms or those of a child or colleague, please use the Coronavirus COVID-19 symptom checker on NHS Direct Wales. Do not go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment;
  • see the latest information about novel coronavirus on the Public Health Wales website.


Throughout the UK Government response phases to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) the school will work closely with relevant authorities to make decisions which are in the interests of the all members of the community. However, to support the safety, wellbeing and continued learning of the children the school asks that all families

  • Ensure that the school has the correct contact details in order to maintain communication throughout the process;
  • Sign up to the school twitter feed @coedglas and the ShoolApp to be able to access relevant information in the eventuality of a partial/full closure;
  • Talk to child(ren) about hygiene practices and make use of relevant sites to reduce anxiety.


We appreciate that this is a worrying time for everyone.  If you haven't already done so, we would encourage you to talk to your child/ren about Coronavirus.  BBC Newsround provides regular updates and information which may be helpful for you to discuss with your child/ren.


Useful Information
UK Government (COVID-19)
Welsh Government (COVID-19)
Public Health Wales