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Prime Minister announces national lockdown

The Prime Minister has announced a national lockdown in response to rising case numbers across the UK, to take affect from midnight tonight.

Posted on: 4 January 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Full support for heads and school leaders

The county council has confirmed its full support for heads and school leaders in the difficult decisions they have to make. Devon County Council’s deputy leader and Cabinet member for schools, James McInnes, said: “We support our school leaders inaaa

Posted on: 4 January 2021
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Devon to move up to Tier 3

The government has reviewed the tier restrictions, and Devon is to move up to Tier 3 from Thursday 31 December.

Posted on: 30 December 2020
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‘Do not take the risk’ this New Year’s Eve, urges Director of Public Health Devon

“Regardless of what tier we are in, please do everything we can to minimise social contact with people outside our household or immediate support bubble this New Year’s Eve,” urges the Director of Public Health Devon.

Posted on: 29 December 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Icy conditions possible on Christmas Day followed by Storm Bella on Boxing Day

Widespread freezing conditions could lead to icy patches on Devon’s roads on Christmas Day, while Boxing Day could see the county battered by Storm Bella

Posted on: 24 December 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Ash dieback infected trees near Tavistock to be removed

Around 175 trees infected with Ash dieback will be felled from alongside the A386 near Tavistock between Tuesday 5 January and Friday 15 January

Posted on: 24 December 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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“It feels inevitable that we will require tighter restrictions sooner rather than later.”

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has confirmed that Devon is to remain under Tier 2 restrictions for the time being. 

Posted on: 23 December 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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New contractors to roll out fibre broadband across region

Airband, Truespeed and Wessex Internet have been selected to roll-out full fibre broadband networks to over 56,000 rural homes and businesses on behalf of Connecting Devon and Somerset over the next four years

Posted on: 23 December 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy
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A difficult year – with hope for the future.

A joint New Year message from Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon (Designate) and Dr Rob Dyer, NHS medical director for Devon. It is customary at this time of year to reflect, to look at the last 12-months –aaa

Posted on: 23 December 2020
Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon (Designate)

VideoRising case numbers likely to continue unless further restrictions are put in place

Devon has seen a 55 per cent increase in the number of cases of coronavirus over the last week. But the Director of Public Health Devon (Designate), Steve Brown, has said that there is no evidence at present that the new strain of coronavirus is present within in the county.

Posted on: 22 December 2020
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