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Face coverings and schools                                                                                              November 25, 2020


Visitors to Powys schools, including parents and carers dropping off and picking up children, should wear face coverings to keep themselves and others safe from coronavirus, the county council has said.


The Welsh Government issued updated operation guidance on the use of face coverings in schools and colleges across Wales.


The guidance now states that face coverings should be worn:


  • by visitors to all schools, including parents and carers dropping off and picking up children

  • in all areas outside the classroom by staff and learners in secondary schools and colleges

  • on dedicated school and college transport for learners in year 7 and up.


Powys County Council are reminding parents and carers as well as staff and learners to follow the updated guidance from the Welsh Government to keep themselves and others safe.


Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education and Property, said: “Coronavirus is still a very real threat to public health and we must do everything we can to prevent its spread.


“Social distancing and washing hands remain the most important measures that everyone in Powys must continue to take. Wearing face coverings can complement these measures, ensuring we are doing everything we can to keep ourselves and others safe.


“We all have a part to play in helping to prevent the spread of coronavirus and keep each other safe. It is important that parents, school staff and learners follow the latest Welsh Government guidance to protect themselves and others.”


What is coronavirus?

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China in December 2019.

What we are currently doing?

To help stop the spread of germs and bugs you may have noticed we have introduced more frequent hand washing in school. In addition we have tissues and hand sanitiser in each classroom and we have ordered hands free sanitiser spensors for school.

Preventing spread of infection

  • washing your hands often for at least 20 seconds  - with soap and water, or use alcohol sanitiser if hand washing facilities are not available. 

  • covering your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in a bin. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with un washed hands. 

  • pupils, students, staff and visitors should wash their hands:​

    • on arrival at school

    • after using the toilet

    • after breaks and sporting activities

    • before eating any food, including snacks

Welcome to Berriew School
A message from Mr Clarke

Welcome to the website of Berriew CP School. We hope that you find the information useful and that you will make our school your first choice for the learning journey of your child.

We are proud of our friendly and inclusive school that expects children to work hard and to "Reach for the stars" in everything they do. We believe it is a school which is committed to providing a stimulating, creative environment so that all our children enjoy learning, make outstanding progress and reach their potential.

By offering a rich, diverse and creative curriculum, we are constantly striving to provide high quality learning opportunities which engage, challenge and inspire all our pupils.

We believe that children learn best when parents take an active part in their learning.   We see parents as partners in the education of their children and greatly value their contribution to school life.       

Our school is a joyful, vibrant place which buzzes with enthusiasm for learning.

I look forward to welcoming you into our school community.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.​

01686 640312

Berriew, Welshpool Powys SY21 8BA

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