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Friday PM News Update

Written by on 20th March 2020

A third patient in Wales has died after testing positive for Coronavirus. Expressing his condolences, Chief Medical Officer for Wales, Dr Frank Atherton said: “The patient, aged 71, had underlying health conditions and was being treated at the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.”


More information has been published by RCT Council about how to request Emergency Childcare provision for the children of key frontline workers and vulnerable learners during the Coronavirus school closure period.  This applies to children up to the age of 14.

You need to apply via the councils website at and If you need further assistance completing the form, you can call 01443 281162.

Emergency childcare is only available to RCT residents and RCTCBC employees and if you have more than one child a further form will need to be filled-in but there is a link to one at the bottom of the first one.

From Monday emergency childcare will be offered during core school hours, but breakfast clubs will not operate due to staff shortages – though usual school transport for those who normally receive it will be provided.

 If you are a key frontline worker with a child or children aged up to 3, please email:  to arrange support.

Parents or carers of children who are entitled to free school meals will be able to collect a breakfast and packed lunch from their local primary school during the Coronavirus school closure period.  The food will be a cold provision which will be packaged for take away and can be collected between 11am and midday each day.  Each pack will contain a packed lunch for the collection day and breakfast for the following morning. Again these can be requested by completing an e-form on the councils website.