Update regarding the positive LFT return in Prestatyn High School

Dear Parent


Update regarding the positive LFT return in Prestatyn High School

NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect has informed Prestatyn High School that the student we wrote to you about yesterday has returned a negative PCR test meaning they do not have COVID-19 and therefore do not need to isolate.

We have told the 5 students (who were asked to temporarily stay away from school and isolate) that they can return to school.

PHS has followed all of the guidance and procedures from Public Health Wales to ensure all members of our community are safe. We are delighted with the outcome and that all of our students can return to school at such an important time.

Although this is a second false positive a student has registered over the past few months, the regular testing of learners and staff is an essential tool to tackle any outbreak of the virus. We as a school community have conducted nearly 10,000 tests and very few return a false result.

Please follow the latest guidance from Welsh Government and contact the school with any issues or concerns.

Remember, do not send your child to school if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • • A new or continuous cough
  • • A high temperature of > 37.8oC
  • • A loss of, or a change to sense of smell or taste


Warm regards

Neil Foley - B.Sc. MA.

Pennaeth Headteacher

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