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Residents and visitors urged to be tick aware as first UK-acquired case of babesiosis is identified in Devon

Devon’s Public Health team has issued a warning to residents and visitors to be ‘tick aware’ as the first UK-acquired case babesiosis is identified in Devon.

Posted on: 31 July 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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New parents urged to claim Child Benefit even if they haven’t been able to register the birth

Parents in Devon are being urged to claim Child Benefit, even if they have not yet been able to register the birth of their newborns due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) say that figures showaaa

Posted on: 30 July 2020
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Government shielding programme to pause on Saturday 1 August

From this Saturday (1 August), the government’s shielding programme will pause, unless the transmission of COVID-19 in the community starts to rise significantly. This means the support from the National Shielding Service, including free food parcels, medicine deliveries and care, will stop. Supermarket priority deliveryaaa

Posted on: 30 July 2020

Parents urged not to use a facemask on their baby

It follows reports that face masks for babies, also known as ‘baby masks’ or ‘cute masks’, are being sold in some parts of the country and online.

Posted on: 28 July 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Government launches new Better Health campaign

Growing evidence suggests that being obese or excessively overweight puts people at greater risk of serious illness or death from COVID-19.

Posted on: 28 July 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

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