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Explainer: Why is Exeter’s case rate among the highest in the country?

The coronavirus case rate in Exeter is currently the second highest in the country. Why?

Posted on: 11 August 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Hands of an elderly man on a walking frame

Equipment amnesty called in response to supply chain pressures

Supply chain pressures are leading to a shortage of vital equipment such as mobility and toileting aids, hoists and hospital beds that help vulnerable people in Devon to live independently at home.

Posted on: 9 August 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing

Teams announced to compete in 2021 Tour of Britain

The world’s top three teams will be among 18 squads competing in next month’s Tour of Britain, which races into Devon on Monday 6 September

Posted on: 9 August 2021 | Posted in: Business and Economy
Doctor listening to a child's back using a stethoscope

Childhood respiratory infections rise ahead of winter 

Parents and carers are encouraged to know the signs of respiratory illnesses in young children, as data published by Public Health England show cases starting to rise in parts of the country. 

Posted on: 6 August 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
money in a jar

Improving your financial fitness 

An estimated 20 million adults have seen their financial situation worsen significantly as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Financial Conduct Authority, which regulates the banking sector. 

Posted on: 6 August 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Young child smiling

Children less likely to experience long-term COVID-19 symptoms

Children are less likely to experience long-term symptoms of coronavirus, according to a recent study. 

Posted on: 6 August 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Young person meeting with friends. Caption reads, 'Know the RISKs'

Knowing the risks helps us make better decisions 

Four short videos are being used to remind us to ‘know the risks’ as we go about our day to day lives. 

Posted on: 6 August 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Carers UK

Carers UK urges unpaid carers to make sure they’re vaccinated 

Helen Walker, the Chief Executive of Carers UK, is urging all carers – people who are looking after family members or friends – to make sure they’re double vaccinated. 

Posted on: 6 August 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
young people playing football. Advert for vaccinations

Deputy Director of Public Health appeals to younger adults to get double vaccinated

Devon’s claim to date that case rates in the county are below the England national average is no longer possible.  

Posted on: 6 August 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Photo of a Tour of Britain rider on Exmoor

The Tour of Britain’s lasting legacy in Devon

The Tour of Britain may only fleetingly race through communities in Devon, but it has left a lasting legacy in many parts of the county. With a month to go to the Devon Stage of The Tour of Britain we take a look at its long term impact.

Posted on: 6 August 2021 | Posted in: Environment
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