Denbighshire Pupils urged to take Covid-19 tests ahead of new term

Pupils and school staff in Denbighshire are being reminded to take Covid-19 tests before returning to school in September.

With the start of the new term imminent, all secondary age pupils and staff in Denbighshire schools not experiencing Covid-19 symptoms are being encouraged to take Lateral Flow Device (LFD) tests before returning to school.

Anyone experiencing any of the main symptoms of Covid-19, a new continuous cough; a high temperature; loss of or change to sense of smell or taste, should self-isolate immediately and book a PCR test.

Cllr Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Denbighshire County Council’s Lead member for Education, Children and Young People, said: “The regular testing of pupils and staff was a key tool in mitigating against the spread of the virus in schools during the last school term by identifying infectious individuals.

“We are urging pupils and staff to take two LFD tests before returning to school, ideally one over the weekend and a second on the evening before returning to school. This will help reduce the spread of the virus.

“LFD test kits can be collected from Denbighshire libraries and One Stop Shops as well as from pharmacies.

“I want to thank pupils, staff and parents for their efforts last term and wish all our students the best for the new school year.”

LFD tests are available for collection at the following Denbighshire libraries for all residents not experiencing Covid-19 symptoms:

Denbigh (LL16 3NU); Corwen (LL210DG); Llangollen (LL20 8NU); Prestatyn (LL19 9AA); Rhuddlan (LL18 2UE); Rhyl (LL18 3AA) ; Ruthin (LL15 1DS); St Asaph (LL17 0LU), please check opening times.

Those with symptoms can book a PCR test at www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

 

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