Two staff members at Wisbech school test positive for Covid-19

Two staff members at Thomas Clarkson Academy have tested positive for Covid-19 this weekend, it has emerged.

The news comes as it was revealed a Year 11 student tested positive for the virus, and a ‘bubble’ of 32 students told to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

A letter to parents dated yesterday (October 18) explained the recent staff members who tested positive had not been in contact with students.

It said: “We have been made aware of two members of our staff who have tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend.

“We know that you may find this concerning, but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England.”

It added: “The small number of staff who have been in close contact with the individuals who have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days.

“Due to the measures we have in place, we have not identified any students who have been in contact with the individuals.”

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Richard Scott, principal of Thomas Clarkson Academy, said: “The school remains open and your child should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.”