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Devon backs calls for visitors to stay home and stay safe

Devon County Council is backing the call from across the South West to ensure visitors are not tempted to come to the region during the Coronavirus pandemic

Posted on: 3 April 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy

FabLab Devon answers the NHS call for PPE

FabLab Devon has answered the call for urgently needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required by all NHS frontline staff by using a 3D printer to make visor parts and reinforcements.

Posted on: 3 April 2020 | Posted in: Community
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Devon, Plymouth and Torbay Councils unite to call for more Government economic support

Local authorities in Devon have made a united call for more urgent Government support for the county’s economy after a new report estimates that the coronavirus pandemic could place 123,000 jobs at risk

Posted on: 2 April 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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Devon school staff on duty over Easter holidays to support key workers

Teachers and staff in nearly 170 Devon schools are working over the Easter holidays to provide care and support for the children of key workers

Posted on: 2 April 2020 | Posted in: Education

Devon needs you: get a job in health and social care

Devon needs frontline Healthcare Assistants to support the NHS and social care as coronavirus puts even greater pressure on existing services and staff.

Posted on: 1 April 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Devon County Council increases support available through COVID 19 Prompt Action Fund

Devon County Council is giving more to support local organisations helping to tackle the effects of coronavirus in their communities, by introducing a new grant of up to £5,000 as part of the COVID 19 Prompt Action Fund.

Posted on: 1 April 2020
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VideoCouncil chief praises the dedication of Team Devon

Devon County Council Leader John Hart has praised the dedication of council workers across Devon who are operating as an additional emergency service during the coronavirus pandemic

Posted on: 31 March 2020 | Posted in: Community
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Councils identify alternative accommodation to help the NHS

Councils are identifying accommodation that could, if required, be turned into temporary care facilities for people when they’re ready to leave hospital, to relieve pressure on the NHS.

Posted on: 30 March 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Repairs planned on A3079

Safety repairs will be carried out to around 11 miles (18km) of the A3079 from Fowley Cross to Cookworthy Farm, via Halwill Junction, starting from Monday 6 April

Posted on: 30 March 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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New transport scheme trialled for key workers

With public transport services reduced, Devon County Council is trialling a new on-demand subsidised taxi service to help key workers travel to and from work

Posted on: 30 March 2020 | Posted in: Community
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