Letter from Head of Education

From: Karen Wright <k.wright@npt.gov.uk>
Sent: 11 March 2020 15:04
Subject: Covid 19




In light of requests from a number of headteachers, find below a communication that schools should send to all parents / carers.


Dear Parent or Carer,


In regards of coronavirus, the local authority has written to all schools to advise that they should follow the guidance provided by Public Health Wales which is regularly updated on their website https://phw.nhs.wales/. This website includes specific advice to parents and carers (https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/guidance-for-schools-advice-for-parents-or-carers/).


Current advice is that schools should consider potential risks whilst continuing to operate as normal.


The council is in close contact with Public Health Wales who is leading on the response to the coronavirus outbreak and have provided assurances that where there are confirmed cases, all relevant parties will be consulted.


Please note that the council has a set of well-established procedures for responding to a range of emergency situations, one of which is the outbreak of infectious diseases.


Public Health Wales has assured us that no additional measures need to be taken above the advice already provided.


The council in partnership with its schools will continue to monitor this situation and communicate relevant messages directly to parents / carers. Please check relevant social media for updates.





Aled Evans
Director of Education, Leisure and Lifelong Learning,

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

Cyfarwyddwr Addysg, Hamdden a Dysgu Gydol Oes,

Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Castell-nedd Port Talbot

01639 763298