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Entire school shuts because of Covid and pupils sent home to work remotely


A primary school has shut after a Covid outbreak among staff and pupils.

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Pupils at Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn in Drefach near Llanybydder, will be taught remotely for this week but the school will remain open for vulnerable pupils, Ceredigion Council said.

The school has more than 100 pupils aged three to 11.

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Ceredigion Council said in a statement: “Ysgol Dyffryn Cledlyn will be closed temporarily, from 7 December, due to a number of confirmed Covid-19 cases amongst pupils and staff.

“The decision was made to close the school site following full consultation and agreement from the Local Authority. No further details will be provided regarding this matter.”

Parents were asked to be aware of Covid-19 symptoms, including the less obvious signs such a headaches, tiredness and general aches and pains.

Last week councils across Wales said there were no plans to shut schools early for Christmas in light of the new Omicron variant.

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