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two men with a young child on their knee with a poster of a heart and in the heart it says You Can Adopt

New #YouCanAdopt campaign launches in Devon to dispel the myths of adoption and highlight the number of children looking for a new family

A new campaign, #YouCanAdopt, has been launched to dispel common myths around who is eligible to adopt, and explore what the adoption process involves

Posted on: 16 September 2020 | Posted in: Community
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Testing numbers rise in Devon as confirmed cases fall

The latest data shows a big rise in the numbers of COVID-19 tests completed in the last seven days, compared to the previous week.

Posted on: 15 September 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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The government consults on measures to speed up vaccine deployment

The government is consulting on measures it could take to potentially enable a vaccine to be deployed sooner.

Posted on: 15 September 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Overnight closures planned at Clyst St Mary roundabout

Overnight resurfacing work will be undertaken on the A376 Clyst St Mary roundabout from Monday 21 September to Friday 2 October

Posted on: 14 September 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Access to testing in Devon

Last week, we reported that the government has diverted some of the testing resources from parts of the country where prevalence is lower, to other parts where prevalence of cases and demand for testing is higher.

Posted on: 11 September 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Picture of an elderly lady at home receiving care and support. The lady is in the kitchen and her care worker is stood with her as they prepare a meal.

Social Care Reablement team go the extra mile during lockdown

We’ve been looking back, and revisiting some of the records that members of our Reablement Team made during early lockdown, describing their visits to vulnerable clients at home.

Posted on: 11 September 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Free webinars on changes to food labelling laws on offer to businesses

New rules on labelling allergens on pre-packed food come into force next year

Posted on: 11 September 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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New rules from Monday 14 September – groups of up to six allowed

New rules from Monday (14th September).  People will not be able to meet socially with others from other households in groups of more than six people.

Posted on: 10 September 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Schools are working flexibly to keep pupils and staff safe

Schools have over the last couple of weeks welcomed back students for the new term. For some, that’s the first time back since March, and for others it’s a new start altogether.

Posted on: 10 September 2020 | Posted in: Education
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Director of Public Health Devon urges all residents to heed advice at all times

Dr Virginia Pearson, Director of Public Health Devon, urges all residents to heed the latest public health advice at all times, as numbers of confirmed cases in the UK, and in Devon, rise.

Posted on: 9 September 2020
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