Plaid Cymru calls for new safety measures in schools after Covid outbreaks

PLAID CYMRU says a number of support and safety measures are needed to address new evidence that schools have a bigger part to play in community transmission than first thought. Information shared in the recent Technical Advisory Group review shows higher levels of infection in schools, including asymptomatic, and that Continue Reading

Plaid Cymru responds to new guidance on face coverings in schools

PLAID Cymru Shadow Minister for Education Sian Gwenllian MS has responded to the new guidance on face coverings in schools, “This guidance is overdue and I have long been calling for the compulsory wearing of face coverings in schools. We also need to look at the bigger picture and incorporate Continue Reading

Eluned Morgan MS urges people to follow Covid advice “to avoid harm and disruption to others”

SENEDD Member for Mid and West Wales Eluned Morgan has urged people to step up actions to prevent the spread of Coronavirus following a sudden spike in cases on the Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire borders. A number of schools and businesses have been shut in response to the outbreak caused Continue Reading

Changes to face coverings policy in schools and colleges

STAFF and learners in secondary schools and colleges will be expected to wear face coverings in all areas outside the classroom and on school transport. The Welsh Government has updated its operational guidance on the use of face coverings in secondary schools and colleges. The guidance now states that face Continue Reading

Education Minister announces Christmas travel plans for students

UNIVERSITIES are working together to help students make safer plans for the end of term. New covid-19 lateral flow tests, designed to diagnose people without symptoms, will be provided to students who are planning to travel home for the holiday. Universities across Wales will also end the majority of ‘in Continue Reading

Wales’ approach for qualifications in 2021 confirmed by Education Minister Kirsty Williams

EDUCATION Minister Kirsty Williams has today (Tuesday, November 10) confirmed Wales’ approach for qualifications in 2021 and her decision that there will be no end of year exams for learners taking GCSEs, AS levels or A levels. The Minister outlined: that in place of exams, the Welsh Government intended to Continue Reading

Year 7 Pupils in a Contact Group at Ysgol Gyfun Penglais asked to self-isolate as COVID-19 case confirmed

YEAR 7 pupils in a Contact Group at Ysgol Gyfun Penglais, Aberystwyth have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days following the confirmation of a COVID-19 case at the school. All confirmed contacts of the positive case must remain at home for 14 days to reduce the possible spread of Continue Reading

Disappointment at home education strategy delay

THERE was disappointment at council that Welsh Government had delayed its work on guidance for home education. Members of Ceredigion’s cabinet discussed its revised strategy for home education on Tuesday, November 3, with it having to be delayed while full details from Cardiff is awaited. Council leader Cllr Ellen ap Continue Reading

Contractor for Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi Secondary School’s £5.8million improvements set to be appointed

A contractor for Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi/Cardigan Secondary School’s £5.8million improvements is set to be appointed. Following a tendering process three compliant bids for the 21st Century band B project to build a three storey extension and other remodelling work have been accessed by Ceredigion County Council. At cabinet on Tuesday, Continue Reading

Researchers document University losses during pandemic

THE coronavirus pandemic has affected universities across the world, 13 UK universities are at risk of going bust* and 80% of students have struggled financially.** It’s not just universities and students who’ve suffered – university towns and cities have also experienced a loss of income when students were forced to Continue Reading

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