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COVID-19 Info

COVID-19 update:

The recent restrictions announced for North Wales (29 Sep 2020), including Denbighshire, have little or no impact on the school.

There are no changes required for day, weekly or full boarding pupils, school transport, private transport, most activities and weekend trips. All educational trips will continue as usual.

Returning to School and COVID-19:

Please read our information regarding returning to school: Letter to Parents and Guardians.

Entering the UK from Overseas:

Please see this government information relating to COVID-19 for people entering the UK from overseas: Provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK – GOV.UK

Ruthin School COVID-19 Policy:

Please click here to read our COVID Policy.


We are fortunate at Ruthin to have a dining hall with a capacity of 370. This term we will have lunches on three sittings with each group of pupils forming the same ‘bubble’ as during the School day. This means that there is ample room for social distancing to be maintained. A socially distanced queuing system is in place.


Where possible we will be encouraging our pupils to make use of the outdoors during free time but when the weather is inclement (rain) the School has designated covid safe indoor areas for each bubble.

Covid-19 Cleaning Protocols:

As part of our protocol for re-opening the school, the school has appointed Spotless Commercial Cleaning to provide a Zoono treatment. Used nationwide and internationally in schools, hospitals and public transport, this is the best product presently in the market. It is ultra-gentle and does not use dangerous chemicals or alcohol.
Its best quality is that it is the only chemical to our knowledge that is effective up to 30 days on surfaces.

The school will repeat the treatment on a monthly basis for as long as is necessary. The attached document gives much more information for anyone wanting a technical overview. The following FAQs however might be helpful in answering any questions:

Fogging and Decontamination FAQs

Will surfaces be wet, and will it damage IT equipment?
No, the spray is emitted in tiny microns that will not form a wet surface on IT or paperwork.

How soon can I return to the area to work?
We recommend you can return within 10 minutes.

Will the effect wear off once the surface is later re-cleaned?
No, routine cleaning can take place and will not disrupt the Zoono molecule or its molecular activity.

What prep work is required?
Our technicians will prepare the area, remove food, and will rotate items that are lying on desks and tables.

Is Zoono toxic?
No, Zoono is water-based, non-toxic and non-alcohol based, and provides unique proven and long lasting protection. It is odourless and colourless.

Download our information on Zoono treatment here