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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - LATEST UPDATE  23.03.20 


In response to the escalating Covid-19 outbreak Welsh Government advised schools in Wales to close for children and young people. The advice from Welsh Government is that keeping children safely in their home should limit the chance of the virus spreading and protect those vulnerable to more serious illness as a result of the virus. 


We would like to thank parents and carers for their understanding and support as we work together during this difficult time. As a school we understand that this will mean making some compromises and sacrifices. We will be available to provide support and advice over the phone should you need it. We will also continue to provide work packs and on-line learning activities for parents/carers to do with their children whilst they are at home.  


If your child receives free school meals, this will continue and a packed lunch will be delivered to you by the Local Authority. 


Following guidance from Welsh Government Greenfield School will provide non-statutory emergency child care for those pupils/families who meet specific criteria AND who absolutely need a place. We are not operating in a statutory school capacity and there will be crucial differences. This criteria for an emergency child care place focusses on where children cannot be safely cared for at home because:


  1. They are children of parents involved in the front line response to Coronavirus.

  2. They are Vulnerable children as defined by UK and Welsh Government


The purpose of this information is to help manage your expectations about what may be possible over the next week, weeks and months ahead. Welsh Government clearly state that schools should continue to provide emergency child care for as small a number of pupils as possible. If it is possible for children to be at home, they should be.


If parents/carers are not able to care for their child/ren safely at home or where both parents are key workers then the emergency child care will need to be applied for. 

Applications for childcare provision starting the week beginning 20th April must be made by 13th April – please use the following link to apply


All applications must be received at least 5 days in advance so that the number of hubs required and staffing ratios are managed safely.



As advised by Welsh Government if one parent is a key worker but the other parent is not, then the other parent should provide safe alternative arrangements at home when possible.


It is vital that you only apply for a place if absolutely essential. If demand outweighs our ability to supply, we will apply additional criteria to ensure ‘the most vulnerable are prioritised’ (Welsh Government, 20 March 2020).


Please see further information on the welsh government web site on the following link;

All our decisions are based on trying to keep everyone safe as possible. All staff have been given advice on Social Distancing which we will try to implement as effectively as possible within the school building. 


Advice on social distancing can be found on the following link;


During the school closure you can use the following additional contacts that we have set up;


For all Primary Department enquiries contact Gwyn Daniels, Acting Deputy Headteacher on 07873543453


For all Secondary Department enquiries contact Rachel Faulkner, Deputy Headteacher on 07716955973


For any emergencies or confirmed cases of Coronavirus contact Rhiannon Stephens Davies, Headteacher on 07749475405


Alternatively you can e-mail: 


If you have any other concerns or queries please contact myself or the Senior Leadership Team as we are here to support you.


Kind regards,


Rhiannon Stephens Davies


Headteacher, Greenfield School




Latest guidance from Welsh Government regarding Coronavirus – 17th March 2020


What to do if you have symptoms of coronavirus 

You should stay at home if you develop either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

  • a new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

How long to stay at home

  • if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days

  • if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

You should only contact 111 if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

  • your condition gets worse

  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

If you need to stay at home follow self-isolation advice on Public Health Wales.


For the latest advice on Coronavirus from Welsh Government:


Advice and guidance to educational settings is being updated on a regular basis to reflect current advice and can be found at:

Advice from Public Health Wales Published 12 March




The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or

  • high temperature


For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection


Key messages

  • if you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See Ending Isolation section below for more information)

  • this action will help protect others in your community whilst you are infectious.

  • plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home.

  • ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home.

  • stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible.

  • sleep alone, if that is possible.

  • wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water.

  • stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible.

  • you do not need to call NHS111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.


Ending self-isolation


You should remain at home until 7 days after the onset of your symptoms. After 7 days, if you feel better and no longer have a high temperature, you can return to your normal routine. If you have not had any signs of improvement and have not already sought medical advice, you should contact NHS Direct Wales online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111.


Cough may persist for several weeks in some people, despite the coronavirus infection having cleared. A persistent cough alone does not mean you must continue to self-isolate for more than 7 days.


For more information relating to self-isolation, please click on the following link;