Update on Academy response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Download the full letter here: Coronavirus update – 5.3.20

Update on Academy response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

We are issuing this update in line with government advice about the spread of the Coronavirus. At this stage we have no reason to believe that anyone at Cathedral Academy is directly affected by the virus. However, given the current media attention and following some enquiries we felt it appropriate to send some information to parents.

Public Health England are issuing daily advice and guidance for schools and we are working closely to follow this. The current advice for schools who are not directly affected is to be aware of the situation and actively promote the need to practice good hygiene habits of washing hands regularly and ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ when coughing or sneezing (see attached page). In our academy we have a number of hand sanitiser dispensers for staff and student use. We encourage students to use these and wash their hands regularly.

Currently there are no plans to change any of the arrangements for school attendance, upcoming school trips or summer exams.

We will however continue to monitor the advice from Public Health, the Health Secretary and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in order to maintain appropriate safeguarding arrangements and will keep you updated as appropriate.