Year Two pupils and staff at St Ethelbert’s primary self-isolate after a youngster’s positive Covid test

St Ethelbert's Catholic Primary School in Ramsgate

Twenty-eight pupils and four members of staff at St Ethelbert’s Catholic Primary School in Ramsgate are isolating as a precaution after a youngster tested positive for Covid-19.

The school was notified of the Year 2 pupil’s result on Friday.

Head teacher Simon Marshall said: “I can confirm that unfortunately a pupil in Year Two has tested positive for COVID-19. My staff and I are following Public Health England (PHE) guidance and as a result the 28 pupils and four members of staff in our Year Two bubble have been asked to self-isolate at home for 14 days until Wednesday, October 14.

“Children are receiving work at home and staff are supporting them with learning remotely.

“The rest of the school remains open with staff and pupils continuing to follow PHE guidance in terms of social distancing, handwashing and cleaning to minimise the spread of the virus and ensure everyone can continue to learn and work in a safe environment. I would like to thank staff, parents and carers and our pupils for their support and understanding during this difficult time.”

Thanet has so far recorded 994 positive Covid tests with 11 of those cases reported this month.


  1. I sincerely hope that the child and all its contacts are safe.
    No thanks to the incompetence of this Tory Government!

      • This tory government’s response to the CV crisis is a catalogue of disasters.
        The pandemic was not “unprecedented “. Scientists have been predicting it for decades.
        The government turned down a request from NHS for a PPE stockpile a couple of years ago.
        As the pandemic began to gather pace in China and Italy, the government urged UK nationals in those locations to come home: bringing the virus with them.
        Track, trace and enforced quarantine was abandoned early on.
        Eventually, but far too late (after 250,000 went to a horse race) full lock was imposed, and was very effective.
        Far too early, lockdown was eased, and the wrong message sent out to people.
        The PPE situation was, and is, dire. The government has paid £Ms to private companies who’ve supplied inadequate kit, or none at all.
        Track and trace was, and still is, a farce.
        I could go on.
        What concerns me is that statistics show that 80% of people who are supposed to be self isolating, dont. That means that of the 32 people, teachers and children, who should be in quarantine at home, statistically there could be more than 2 dozen potentially infectious people roaming our streets.

      • What a ridiculous thing to say! How can you know how a Labour government would have done in the same position, if it was in power, pillock!

        • Martha, I agree with you saying Labour are rubbish. Probably one thing we’ve both agreed on.

          The point still stands though.

  2. Please get my name correct. It’s Marva. M A R V A. Bocs keeps getting it wrong- I don’t know why.

    I did not say Labour was rubbish, but that Y Bocs’ comment was.

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