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Visitors asked not to travel too soon and to respect local communities

Devon is joining with other authorities across the South West to warn visitors against travelling to the region too soon before lockdown measures are due to be relaxed on Monday 12 April.

Posted on: 25 March 2021
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Support for return to school in Devon

A special fund has been set up by Devon County Council to support children having difficulties returning to school. The £1.9 million fund is being financed with Government cash to tackle the effects of the pandemic.

Posted on: 25 March 2021 | Posted in: Education

Tireless learning disabilities campaigner marks his 104th birthday on Friday

Major Geoff Bird MBE was Chairman of the Community Health Council, an NHS watchdog, Chairman of Governors at Ellen Tinkham, and constantly fought to improve standards over 50 years

Posted on: 25 March 2021 | Posted in: Community
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Confirmed – childminders and foster carers have access to regular testing 

If you are a childminder, foster carer, bus driver who drives children to school, or you work in a before-school breakfast club or provide after-school childcare, you can all access the rapid lateral flow tests. 

Posted on: 25 March 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Praise for community transport staff and volunteers

East Teignbridge Community Transport Association (CTA), based in Dawlish, has praised its staff and volunteers for their dedication in helping local people to attend essential appointments over the past year

Posted on: 23 March 2021 | Posted in: Community
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VideoMany have chosen new careers in health and social care

The year of the pandemic has proved a turbulent time for employment with hundreds looking for jobs – and in Devon, through Proud to Care, many of those joined the health and care sector.

Posted on: 23 March 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Former Flybe building becomes Future Skills Centre

Although the former Flybe airline was already in a difficult situation by March 2020, the emerging COVID-19 pandemic was said to have put additional pressure on the firm.

Posted on: 23 March 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
The shop window of the Uplift Devon shop

Individuals and local groups have made the difference during lockdown

Community organisations have played a significant part in Devon’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, quickly mobilising to ensure vital support reached those who needed it most.

Posted on: 23 March 2021 | Posted in: Community
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Roadworks planned in Tavistock

Essential resurfacing work is due to take place in Tavistock – with Brook Street closed from 9am-5pm on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 March and Parkwood Road closed from 9am-5pm on Wednesday 31 March and Thursday 1 April

Posted on: 22 March 2021 | Posted in: Environment
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How Devon’s youth workers have continued their support to young people during COVID-19

Devon’s frontline youth workers have embraced the digital age over the last year to enable them to continue to support young people during the pandemic.

Posted on: 22 March 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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