Seven confirmed cases at Exmouth’s Deaf Academy
- Credit: Lily Holmes
The Deaf Academy in Exmouth has been forced to close its doors after four students and three members of staff tested positive for Covid-19.
Over the weekend, the academy, in Douglas Avenue, was informed of a confirmed case of Covid-19 within its teaching and learning community.
In consultation with Public Health England (PHE) and the chairman of the governing body, a decision to immediately close the academy was made as a precautionary measure.
A spokesman for the Deaf Academy said the current position is that four students and three members of staff have tested positive.
In accordance with PHE protocols, a number of staff and students have been required to self-isolate.
Principal Sylvan Dewing stated: “We are working closely with parents to ensure the temporary closure does not have an impact on teaching.
“We established a successful online Academy during lockdown which is in place and has resumed.
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“As ever, education and student and staff wellbeing remain our utmost priority.
“We will continue to be in communication with our parents as we receive the latest updates from Public Health England.”