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COVID-19 Latest Guidelines:

  • Day 1 of Covid is the day after your symptoms began or the day after you tested positive, whichever was soonest e.g., if you began to experience symptoms on Sunday 10 July, Day 1 would be Monday 11 July.
  • On Day 5 take a lateral flow test.
  • If the test is negative, isolation will end on Day 6.
  • If the test is positive, continue to test daily.  Isolation ends the day after a negative test or day 10, whichever is soonest.

Welsh Government Guidance (updated 2 July 2022) states that if you have a positive Covid-19 test, it is important that you stay at home and avoid contact with other people.  We would, therefore, politely request that if your child develops any of the “cardinal” symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough or loss of taste or smell) they take a lateral flow test.  If they test positive, we request that they remain at home and isolate in line with the guidance above.


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Throughout the UK Government response phases to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) the school will work closely with relevant authorities to make decisions which are in the interests of the all members of the community. However, to support the safety, wellbeing and continued learning of students the school asks that all families:

  • Sign up to the school Twitter account @sjhsnewport to be able to access relevant information
  • Ensure that the school has the correct email address in order to maintain communication throughout the process
  • Also, please check your inbox regularly for any emails/updates you may receive from us via Schoolcomms.
  • For SJHS Letters and Notifications CLICK HERE

Full or partial school closure (short-term and/or long-term)

In the event of a school closure, staff will not be able to access the school site. Therefore, in this situation the school will:

  • Provide students in all year groups with online materials to facilitate distance learning (Google Classroom)
    Please see our Distance Learning and Heath & Wellbeing pages specifically set up for pupils and parents
  • Where possible provide paper-based materials for those students who do not have access to either a mobile device and/or Internet
  • Communicate with families/students on a regular basis to provide updates on the recovery phase ie. safe return to normal school life.