*DIWEDDARAF- EBRILL/ APRIL UPDATE*
Newidiadau i symptomau ar gyfer profi covid
Mae profion ar gael i'r rheini sy'n profi ystod ehangach o symptomau fel blinder, myalgia (poen yn y cyhyrau neu boen), a dolur gwddf, cur pen, trwyn yn rhedeg, chwydu neu ddolur rhydd. Mae gofyn i chi felly gael prawf os ydych yn teimlo’n sal o gwbwl gyda un or symptomau uchod, neu’r 3 symptom gwreiddiol. Nid yw'n ofynnol i unigolion sy'n sefyll prawf oherwydd y symptomau ehangach hyn ynysu wrth iddynt aros am ganlyniad eu prawf. Mae hyn yn cynnwys dysgwyr, a all barhau i fynychu eu hysgol neu eu lleoliad wrth iddynt aros am ganlyniad prawf. Fodd bynnag, rhaid i blant â dolur rhydd a / neu chwydu beidio â mynychu'r ysgol nes eu bod yn rhydd o symptomau am 48 awr, hyd yn oed os yw eu canlyniad yn negyddol. Os ydych chi'n dymuno archebu prawf am y rhesymau uchod, ffoniwch 01443 443151
Changes to symptoms for covid testing
Testing is being made available for those experiencing a wider range of symptoms such as fatigue, myalgia (muscle ache or pain), a sore throat, a headache, a runny nose, vomiting or diarrhoea. The request therefore is for people (including children) to get a PCR test if they are feeling unwell in any way (including the 3 classic symptoms). Individuals who take a test because of these wider symptoms are not required to isolate while they await their test result. This includes learners, who can continue to attend their school or setting while they await a test result. However, children with diarrhoea and/or vomiting must not attend school until they are symptom-free for 48 hours, even if their result is negative. If you wish to book a test for the reasons above, please call 01443 443151.
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You should stay at home for 7 days if you develop either:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
If you need to stay at home follow self-isolation advice on Public Health Wales.
You should only contact 111 if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
National advice, as of today (13 March 2020), remains very much a case of ‘business as usual’, but I wanted to reassure you that the local authority is closely monitoring developments, both locally and nationally. In this respect, the local authority is currently developing a strategy to ensure that effective plans and resources are in place to respond appropriately to this changing situation.
For information, there is a range of advice available to the public on the Public Health Wales, Welsh Government and UK Government websites in relation to coronavirus.
In addition, more specific advice for parents and carers can be found on the Public Health Wales website and I would encourage you to access this routinely. Further general advice in relation to travel to or from the UK can also be found on the website of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
In the meantime, your support as parents/carers is critical to our strategy to fight the spread of coronavirus. I can only reiterate that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus through good hygiene.
Therefore, please advise your child to wash their hands:
- before leaving home;
- on arrival at school;
- after using the toilet;
- before food preparation;
- after breaks and sporting activities;
- before eating any food, including snacks;
- before leaving school; and
- on returning home from school.
Please also advise your children to:
- avoid touching their eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; and
- avoid close contact with people who are unwell.