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Stay outside when meeting others to reduce the spread of coronavirus

Step one of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown is underway with up to six people or two households of any size now able to meet outside and outdoor sports resuming. It’s exciting after so many weeks of lockdown, but please don’t be tempted to meet indoors as the risk of spreading the virus is significantly higher inside.

Posted on: 31 March 2021
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Respect each other and local communities, asks Public Health Devon

Weather permitting, families and individuals will no doubt want to catch up with others this weekend, and the relaxation of restrictions now allows up to 6 people, or two households, to meet up outside – in the garden for example – while adhering to social distancing and good hand hygiene. But please let’s be cautious, otherwise we place ourselves, our families and friends at risk.

Posted on: 31 March 2021
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Please continue rapid testing for COVID-19 over the Easter holidays

With schools and colleges closing soon for Easter holidays, Public Health Devon remind people to still continue taking the rapid, lateral flow tests twice a week throughout the holiday period.

Posted on: 31 March 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Devon thanks care providers and staff for their efforts during COVID pandemic and pledges continuing support

Over the course of the last twelve months the health and care system across Devon has been galvanised in a collective response to the pandemic care providers have been at the heart of. While there has been a lower prevalenceaaa

Posted on: 30 March 2021
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Free holiday time activities and meals for children aged 0 to 18

Children and young people are being invited to attend holiday-time activities, with free healthy meals, this Easter. Devon County Council is coordinating the activity programme, working with activity providers in locations across Devon.

Posted on: 30 March 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Do you want to re-home items you don’t use? Join Tuesday Tables

Tuesday Tables encourages people to leave items they no longer need outside their homes so that they can be used by someone that may benefit.

Posted on: 29 March 2021 | Posted in: Environment
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Bickleigh Bridge repairs brought forward a week

The change in dates follows the government’s easing of Covid-19 restrictions

Posted on: 29 March 2021 | Posted in: Environment
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Call for students and businesses to register for virtual careers fair

Students and businesses are invited to sign up for a virtual careers fair, which is being held from Tuesday 27 April-Thursday 29 April, organised by the Heart of the South West Careers Hub in partnership with Learn By Design

Posted on: 26 March 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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Protective kerbs at Bickleigh Bridge to be replaced

Urgent repairs are to be carried out to install new protective kerbstones at Bickleigh Bridge on the A396 in Mid Devon from Monday 12 April to Friday 16 April

Posted on: 26 March 2021 | Posted in: Environment
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“We are going to have to learn to live safely with COVID for the foreseeable future,” says Director of Public Health Devon

Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon, said this week that we are all going to have to learn to live safely with COVID-19 for the foreseeable future, and that a key part of that is for us to keep the infection rates as low as possible.

Posted on: 25 March 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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