MORE than 100 pupils at Rhyl's newest school are having to self-isolate until October 29.

Denbighshire County Council has confirmed that 101 pupils and one staff member at Christ the Word Catholic School in Rhyl will be required to self-isolate following a confirmed Covid 19 case associated with the school.

The pupils will return to school on Tuesday, November 3 as their last day of self-isolation falls during the half term.

Meanwhile, 188 pupils and one member of staff at Ysgol Dinas Bran have been asked to self-isolate until October 23 due to a confirmed Covid 19 case associated with the school.

All parents and guardians have been informed and both the Local Authority and the schools have consulted with Public Health Wales.

The schools remain open and the Council is working closely with the schools affected.

Public Health Wales as well as NHS Wales Test, Trace and Protect to ensure appropriate measures are in place to protect pupils, staff and the wider community.

Parents/guardians have been advised to remain alert for the main symptoms of coronavirus:

· A new or continuous cough

· A high temperature

· A loss of or change to sense of smell or taste

Those advised to self-isolated should book a coronavirus test if they develop any of these symptoms, even if they are mild. A test can be booked by phoning 119 or online:

Advice requires those self-isolating to stay at home, not to go outdoors to exercise, to visit shops, family or friends, or to other public spaces.

Further formation on Test, Trace, Protect can be found at