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University Academy Holbeach open day postponed due to rise in Covid cases

University Academy Holbeach's open day has been postponed for a month - with the school blaming a rise in Covid cases for the delay.

The school was due to welcome prospective parents and pupils on Thursday, but the event has now been moved to Thursday, October 21.

In a letter to parents, principal Sheila Page said: "After careful consideration the decision has been made to postpone our planned Open Day/Open Evening on Thursday September 23rd.

University Academy Holbeach has postponed its open day.
University Academy Holbeach has postponed its open day.

"Due to a rise in Covid cases in the local area, we feel it is important that we take measures that will protect our pupils and staff, as well as visitors to the school.

"I understand that this decision will bring much disappointment at a time when we are looking forward to welcoming next year’s cohort to the school for a visit.

"A new date for our Open Evening has been set for Thursday October 21st with the evening starting at 6.30pm.

"I should like to take the opportunity to thank those pupils who have volunteered to help staff during the day and on the evening. We hope to be able to draw on your support later in the term and thank you for your kindness.

"I wish you well for the forthcoming weeks and thank you for your understanding at this time."

In South Holland, there were 375 Covid cases reported in the last seven days - 19 more than in the previous seven days.

The infection rate in the district - 319.2 per 100,000 people - is just above the national average of 297.1.

The latest available figures for Holbeach show that there were 20 cases in the town in the seven days to September 16 - a rise of four on the week before.

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