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Cardiff Council

FAQs for parents and pupils

​​​We are working closely with schools to maintain appropriate measures so that all children and young people, and their staff can attend safely. All our advice is issued in line with Welsh Government guidelines. 

Schools make arrangements according to their own circumstances and they will continue to inform parents directly about the individual arrangements for their pupils.

Pupils and staff should not attend schools or settings if they:
  • have any of the three classic COVID-19 symptoms​
  • have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days
  • live in a household with someone who has any of the three classic COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 10 days
  • are a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case
Please ring the school to report that your child or a family member is ill.

Guidelines for parents and carers

Information on how to keep yourself, your families and our school staff safe.

COVID-19 symptoms​

Information on classic COVID-16 symptoms and the extended list of COVID-19 symptoms. What to do if you are experiencing symptoms.

COVID-19 testing in schools

Find out about lateral flow testing in schools and what to do if you have tested positive. Information on close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases.

Information about self-isolation

Find out about when you need to self-isolate and the financial support available during self-isolation. 

Learning at home

Guidance on how schools and settings can provide distanced learning to pupils during COVID-19. Information on support from parents and carers during home learning. 

Health and safety

Information on school bubbles, social distancing, cleaning, hand washing and face coverings.

COVID-19 in schools

Information on attendance, developing symptoms whilst at school, confirmed cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 in schools.​

Vulnerable learners and children of key workers

Provisions for vulnerable learners and children of critical key workers during COVID-19.​​

Curriculum and the school day

Guidance on school trips, school assemblies, music lessons and PE lessons.

Qualifications and exams

Changes to qualifications and exams during COVID-19.​​​

School transport

Guidance about getting to school, safety measures on school transport and face covering requirements.


Information on school catering provision and free school meals.

Childcare information

Find out about registered childcare in Cardiff, the Childcare Offer for Wales and breakfast and after school clubs.​