An alert has been sent out to parents and carers that a youngster who has tested positive for Covid had been using several bus services on the isle.
Those who used the same service on Friday, November 13 have been told they will need to isolate until November 27.
The bus services are
932 at 8.10am from College Road Margate to Birchington
34 at 3.35pm from Canterbury Road Birchington to Cecil Square Margate
32 4pm Cecil Square to College Road Margate
St George’s CofE School and Dane Court has alerted parents/carers for its students to say children using those 3 services will need to stay at home, returning to school on Monday, November 30.
A similar alert sent out by Chatham & Clarendon Grammar was withdrawn but bus operator Stagecoach says deep cleans are taking place.
A spokesman said: “Our information is that these were the buses used by pupils on Friday from (King) Ethelbert’s School that subsequently tested positive for COVID.
“Each bus has been subject to routine and thorough daily sanitation on each day since then, but we’re also taking the precaution of bringing forward the standard deep internal cleans on each of these buses which will be carried out today.”
If you are unsure whether the isolation applies to your child, check with their school.