Friday 25th June
SATURDAY 26TH JUNE – WALK IN VACCINATION CLINIC
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are running an walk-in vaccination clinic at Newport Leisure Centre on Saturday June 26th from 10am until 4pm. If you are yet to receive your COVID-19 vaccination and would like to attend please come along. No appointment required, we only ask that you please bring ID. Please note they will only be offering first doses. Getting the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and loved ones from COVID-19.
PTA MEETING – Wednesday 30th June @ 7:30pm All welcome
Zoom joining details will be sent via text message prior to the meeting.
A message from Mr J Ford – Bassaleg High School
Parents and carers of year 6 pupils who are going to going to be attending Bassaleg High School in September, our transition website is now live: Click on the link to access
FUN RUN – FRIDAY 2ND JULY
Pupils have been given a sponsor form to bring home, raising funds for new books.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2021 / 2022
Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th July – Inset days
Thursday 2nd & Friday 3rd September – Inset days
Friday 22nd October – Inset day
Tuesday 4th January 2022 – Inset day
Friday 18th February 2022 – Inset day
Thursday 5th May 2022 – Local Elections
Important Information on - Self Isolation for wider symptom testing & community testing
Information for Heads to inform self-isolation procedures for staff and pupils:
1. If a pupil or staff member go for a PCR test because they are experiencing wider symptoms then Newport City Council do not want them to attend school. We cannot legally ask them to self-isolate but we have made a policy decision within the Council that we do not want pupils or staff awaiting a test result attending school.’
2. Information which describes wider community testing. We would be grateful if you can circulate the information below to parents and carers please.
Wider Community Testing.
You may be aware there are now more ways to access Covid-19 testing to help identify cases in your community.
Covid testing for 3 cardinal symptoms
If you identify one or more of the three cardinal symptoms-
New continuous cough
Change or loss of sense of taste or smell
You must book a PCR test and you and your family must isolate immediately until you receive the test result, which is usually within 24 hours. If the result is positive, you and your household must self-isolate for 10 days from the date your symptoms started. You will also be contacted by the local Tracing Team. However, if your result is negative, you can end your self-isolation, when you feel well enough to do so.
2. Covid testing for wider symptoms
The Health board in Gwent is now making testing available for those who identify with one or more of the wider symptoms-
• Flu-like symptoms including aching or painful muscles, excessive tiredness, persistent headache, runny nose or blocked nose, persistent sneezing, sore throat and/or hoarseness, shortness of breath or wheezing
If you consider that you or your family need to book a PCR test for wider symptoms , The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board are operating fourteen testing facilities across the region and getting a test is now quick, easy and convenient with results in most cases returned within 24 hours. Tests can be arranged by phoning 119 or book online: https://gov.wales/getting-tested-coronavirus-covid-19.
If you have one of the wider symptoms then you should stay away from school until receiving your result, which is usually within 24 hours.
If the result is positive, you and your household must self-isolate for 10 days from the date your symptoms started. You will also be contacted by the local Tracing Team. However, if your result is negative, you can return to school or work when you feel well enough to do so.
3. Asymptomatic testing (no symptoms)
Rapid lateral flow tests are for people who do not have coronavirus symptoms.
In Wales, you can get lateral flow tests for you and your household if:
you are a volunteer
you cannot work from home
you are an unpaid carer
If you get tests through your employer or education setting you should continue to do so.
Order rapid lateral flow home test kits on GOV.UK. You can order 1 home testing kit (7 tests) at a time. Delivery takes 1 to 2 days.
You can also collect testing kits in person. Find your nearest collection point and opening times (on nhs.uk). You can collect 2 home testing kits (14 tests) at a time.
You should test twice a week, 3 to 4 days apart. Please report rapid lateral flow test results (on GOV.UK) the day you or someone in your household takes the test.
If your test is positive you should book a PCR test within 24 hours of the positive lateral flow test result.If you develop any symptoms you should book a PCR test even if your lateral flow test result was negative.