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Source: Wales – City of Cardiff

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: national coronavirus fire-break to be introduced in Wales on Friday; Cardiff cases and tests, last seven days data; and an update on schools affected by COVID-19. 

 

National coronavirus fire-break to be introduced in Wales on Friday

The fire-break will start at 6pm on Friday 23 October and end on Monday 9 November. It will apply to everyone living in Wales and will replace the local restrictions which are in force in some parts of the country.

 

  • People must stay at home, except for very limited purposes, such as for exercise.
  • People must work from home wherever possible;
  • People must not visit other households or meet other people they do not live with either indoors and outdoors
  • No gatherings will be allowed outdoors, such as Halloween or fireworks/Bonfire night or other organised activities
  • All non-food retail, hospitality businesses, including cafes, restaurants and pubs (unless they provide take-away or delivery services), close contact services, such as hairdressers and beauticians, and events and tourism businesses, such as hotels must close
  • Community centres, libraries and recycling centres will be required to close
  • Face coverings must be worn in indoor public spaces, which remain open, including on public transport and in taxis.

 

During this time:

  • Adults living alone or single parents will be able to join with one other household for support
  • Primary and special schools will re-open as normal after half-term
  • Secondary schools will re-open after the half-term for children in years seven and eight and most vulnerable children. Pupils will be able to come in to take exams but other pupils will continue their learning from home for an extra week.
  • Universities will provide a blend of in-person and online learning
  • NHS and health services will continue to operate
  • Local parks, playgrounds and outdoor gyms will remain open.
  • Following the end of the fire-break, a new set of national rules will be introduced, covering how people can meet and how the public sector and businesses operate.

 

Businesses affected by the firebreak will be supported with a new £300 million fund, which will open next week:

  • Every business covered by the small business rates relief will receive a £1,000 payment.
  • Small and medium-sized retail, leisure and hospitality businesses, which have to close will receive a one-off payment of up to £5,000.
  • There will also be additional discretionary grants and support for smaller businesses, which are struggling.
  • The £80 million fund announced last week to help businesses develop in the longer term, will be increased to £100 million, which includes £20 million ring-fenced for tourism and hospitality.
  • Businesses will also be able to access the support available through the existing Job Retention Scheme or the new expanded Job Support Scheme.

 

Coronavirus firebreak Frequently Asked Questions:

https://gov.wales/coronavirus-circuit-break-frequently-asked-questions

 

Cardiff Cases and Tests – Last 7 Days Data

#KeepCardiffSafe #KeepWalesSafe

Follow the guidelines:

https://www.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/Your-Council/Strategies-plans-and-policies/Emergency-Planning-and-Resilience/coronavirus-information/cardiff-lockdown/Pages/default.aspx

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales, data correct as of:

18 October 2020

Cases: 978

Cases per 100,000 population: 266.6 (Wales: 128.2 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 5,167

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,408.3

Positive proportion: 18.9% (Wales: 11.9% positive proportion)

 

Cardiff University – COVID-19 Case Numbers:

https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/coronavirus/covid-19-case-numbers

 

Update on schools affected by COVID-19: 19thOctober 2020

Cardiff West Community High School

A positive COVID-19 case of a member of staff has been confirmed at Cardiff West Community High School. Nine Key Stage 3 pupils and two members of staff have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 case.

Cathays High School

Two positives COVID-19 cases of Year 8 pupils has been confirmed at Cathays High School. 168 pupils have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of a confirmed COVID-19 case. No staff members need to self-isolate due to social distancing measures in place.

Mary Immaculate RC High School

A positive COVID-19 case of a Year 10 pupil has been confirmed at Mary Immaculate RC High School. 125 pupils have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 case. One member of staff has been advised to self-isolate as a precaution while a full assessment is undertaken.

Whitchurch High School

A positive COVID-19 case of a Year 9 pupil has been confirmed at Willows High School. 32 pupils have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 case. No staff members need to self-isolate due to social distancing measures in place.

Willows High School

A positive COVID-19 case of a Year 11 pupil has been confirmed at Willows High School. 31 pupils have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 case. No staff members need to self-isolate due to social distancing measures in place.

Bryn Hafod Primary School

A positive COVID-19 case of a member of staff in the morning nursery has been confirmed at Bryn Hafod School. 28 children in the morning nursery and three members of staff have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 case. 12 afternoon nursery children will return after half-term, due to staff having to self-isolate.

Creigiau Primary School

A positive COVID-19 case of a Year 5 pupil has been confirmed at Creigiau Primary School. 26 pupils and one member of staff have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 case.

Danescourt Primary School

A positive COVID-19 case of a Year 2 pupil has been confirmed at Danescourt Primary School. 61 pupils and seven members of staff have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 case.

Pencaerau Primary School

A positive COVID-19 case of a member of staff has been confirmed at Pencaerau Primary School. 30 Year 5 pupils and four members of staff have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 case.

Radyr Primary School

A positive COVID-19 case of a Year 4 pupil has been confirmed at Radyr Primary School. 58 pupils and one member of staff have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 case.

Stacey Primary School

A positive COVID-19 case of a member of staff has been confirmed at Stacey Primary School. 26 Year 2 pupils and the member of staff have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 case.

St Cadocs RC Primary School

A positive COVID-19 case of a pupil in a Year 5/6 class has been confirmed at St Cadocs RC Primary School. 31 pupils and two members of staff have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 case.

St Mary the Virgin CIW Primary School

A positive COVID-19 case of a Year 5 pupil has been confirmed at St Mary the Virgin CIW Primary School. 28 pupils and three members of staff have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 case.

St Philip Evans RC Primary School

A positive COVID-19 case of a Year 1 pupil has been confirmed at St Philip Evans RC Primary School. 46 pupils and one member of staff have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 case.

Thornhill Primary School

A positive COVID-19 case of a Year 1 pupil has been confirmed at Thornhill Primary School. 59 pupils and four members of staff have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 case.

Willowbrook Primary School

A positive COVID-19 case of a member of staff has been confirmed at Willowbrook Primary School. 60 pupils and five members of staff have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate while contact tracing is undertaken. Those identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 case will be contacted in due course, with advice to self-isolate for 14 days.

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