The Prime Minister has announced a national lockdown in response to rising case numbers across the UK, to take affect from midnight tonight.
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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
The government has reviewed the tier restrictions, and Devon is to move up to Tier 3 from Thursday 31 December.
“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.
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
Around 175 trees infected with Ash dieback will be felled from alongside the A386 near Tavistock between Tuesday 5 January and Friday 15 January
The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has confirmed that Devon is to remain under Tier 2 restrictions for the time being.
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
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.