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Childcare provision December 2020

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have just received notification from Welsh Government that we are required to provide on-site provision for children of key workers, from Wednesday 16th-Friday 18th December during school hours. 


If all parents/carers of a child fit into any of these categories then you will be able to apply for on-site provision for these three days.


The current rates of transmission of COVID-19 are a huge concern, we received the following message from Paul Orders (Chief Executive, Cardiff Council)


‘In the last two weeks, the number of Covid-19 cases in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan has risen by nearly 90% and continues to increase. In the week up to 8th December 2020, there was a record number of 449 cases per 100,000 population in Cardiff. This is unprecedented and well above the Welsh average. The number of positive tests in the city has also risen further to 18.2%.


If the current trend continues Public Health colleagues anticipate that these numbers will increase even further, potentially exceeding 1000 cases per 100,000 of the population before Christmas.


This will be a far higher recorded rate than anything we have experienced to date. The situation is stark and partners are working on emergency response measures as a matter of urgency.


Therefore, please try to use this offer of school provision as a last resort, if you have safe alternatives for childcare please use these.  Keeping our numbers low in school will enable us to keep any close contacts and self-isolation over Christmas, if required, to a minimum.


Provision in school will be blended learning and any children attending will be organised in key stage groupings, so we will be mixing the class bubbles.


Application for a place must be made by Tuesday 15th December by 10am  to enable us to organise our plans ready for Wednesday morning.


Many thanks Mrs Keys