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Schools remain open for children of critical workers and the vulnerable

All children who are entitled to free school meals will still be able to receive them – even if they are not attending school

Posted on: 5 January 2021 | Posted in: Education
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Devon County Council leader’s pledge on lockdown

Devon County Council stands ready to help those who are most badly affected by the latest lockdown, council leader John Hart declared today.

Posted on: 5 January 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Lockdown guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable

If you have been identified as being clinically extremely vulnerable, the government will be issuing additional advice and guidance for you during this latest lockdown period.

Posted on: 5 January 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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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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