Two more Cardiff schools confirm virus cases as pupils sent home

Two more Cardiff schools have reported cases of coronavirus bringing the total number of schools affected in the city to 10.

Cases at Fitzalan High School in Canton and Greenway Primary School in Rumney were confirmed on Thursday by Cardiff council.

A confirmed case in a pupil at Fitzalan led to 22 students being told to go home and self-isolate. The pupils are all in different year groups but learn together as a group.

A council spokesman said: “Twenty-two pupils from Fitzalan High School have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of a confirmed Covid-19 case.

“Pupils are from a separate teaching group where pupils of different ages are taught together for all of their provision.”

It is understood that no staff have been told to self-isolate. The school remains open to all other pupils.

At Greenway Primary one member of staff has tested positive and been told to self-isolate.

Cardiff has 18 secondary, 80 primary, and seven special schools.

Cardiff schools with confirmed coronavirus cases at September 17

Ysgol Bro Edern – 30 pupils self-isolating. More details here.

Roath Park Primary School – 60 pupils in isolation. More details here.

Ninian Park Primary – 25 pupils and two staff at home. More details here.

Ty Gwyn Special School – four foundation phase pupils and three staff. More details here.

Bryn Deri Primary School – five pupils. More details here.

Whitchurch High School – 57 pupils and two staff self-isolating.

Llanishen Fach Primary School – eight pupils from the school’s special resources base and three members of staff required to isolate. More details here.

Greenway Primary – one member of staff has tested positive.

Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic High – 157 pupils in Year Seven told to isolate. More details here.

Whitchurch High School – 37 pupils isolating. More details here.

Fitzalan High School – 22 pupils from mixed year groups in self-isolation.

To date cases of coronavirus have been confirmed at 97 schools across Wales. One college also reported a case.

It is hard to get definitive figures as they are not available from Public Health Wales or the Welsh Government. WalesOnline calculated those figures after asking all 22 local education authorities in Wales, contacting schools, and monitoring school social media accounts.

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WalesOnline – Cardiff