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Update 24th September 2020


Following this weeks’ announcement by Welsh Government the up to date regulations have now been published and came into effect at 6pm on 24th September.


These are the changes:

Table Service Only

Food or drink may only be served to customers who are seated and customers must be seated when consuming the food or drink. This applies whether customers are sat indoors or outdoors


Closing  Times  

All licensed Premises licence for sale of alcohol may not sell alcohol between 10pm and 6 am (includes both on and off sales)

On-licensed premises must close between 10.20pm and 6 am, this effectively allows for a 20min drinking up time.

There is no earlier closing time imposed on takeaway food premises. Hours in accordance with any existing  Premises licence for late night refreshment still apply. Where such premises are authorised to sell alcohol they may not sell alcohol between 10pm and 6 am however.


Face coverings

It is now a requirement to wear a face covering in premises where food or drink is sold, but it will be a reasonable excuse for customers not to wear a face covering whilst seated. Therefore customers must wear a face mask up until the point that they are seated and also if they need to leave the table to visit the toilets , all staff should wear a  face covering at all times in such premises.


In summary the below outlines the way in which an on-licensed premises (pub, restaurant, café) should be operating:


  • Customer(s) arrive at premises, wearing face covering. They are greeted by a member of staff at the door (wearing face covering) Track Trace, Protect protocol, completed and Extended Households confirmed. Shown to table by the same member of staff all still wearing their masks. Member of staff takes drinks order and takes order to the table. If they go to the toilet then they have to put on their masks.


  • Replacement drinks are ordered from the table with the same member of staff (both customer and member of staff are wearing face covering) who collects the used glasses at the same time and the drinks are supplied in new glasses. (Thereby avoiding mixing used glasses.)


  • Customers leave premises with face covering  on TTP time of departure is noted by same member of staff. Same member of staff (face covering on) collects used glasses and cleans down table and chairs.


  • Premises door closed and no sale of alcohol after 10pm. Customers are encouraged to drink up and must leave by 10.20pm. No drinks are allowed to leave the premises with customers after 10pm.


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.​

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