Update on close contacts guidance in Wales

Update following Welsh Government briefing of 5 October 2021

By Urtha Felda, Senior Professional Officer Cymru/Uwch Swyddog Proffesional Cymru

On 5 October 2021, Minister for Education Jeremy Miles announced that the guidance for secondary schools and further education colleges for students who were close household contacts of people who had tested positive for COVID would change.  The changes will formally come into effect from Monday 11 October. 

They will now be advised, in addition to taking a PCR test on day 1 and day 8, to also take lateral flow tests for 7 continuous days.

Further information

Written Statement: Future arrangements for COVID-19 Testing for children and young people and for staff working in special schools and colleges (5 October 2021)

Written Statement: COVID-19 Vaccination – Progress against Strategy (5 October 2021)

Watch the Education Minister and Deputy Chief Medical Officer's briefing (click on image):


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