Caution is the watchword over the next weeks, warns Devon’s Director of Public Health Devon.
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Outdoor Classroom Day is a global movement aiming to make time outdoors part of every child’s day. Since its creation in 2012, thousands of pupils in Devon have taken part in the initiative through making their own compost, creating homes for wildlife and growing food.
From this week a mobile COVID-19 Community Testing Centre will stop at two additional communities, Holsworthy and Moretonhampstead. The additional stops mean that the times of the previous scheduled visits at all of the Devon County Council-run sites have had to change.
Two thousand meal boxes are being delivered to families with young children this Easter holiday in an initiative designed to help those who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.
Social distancing is crucial to reducing transmission of coronavirus, Steve Brown is reminding people ahead of the Easter weekend.
Step one of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown is underway with up to six people or two households of any size now able to meet outside and outdoor sports resuming. It’s exciting after so many weeks of lockdown, but please don’t be tempted to meet indoors as the risk of spreading the virus is significantly higher inside.
Weather permitting, families and individuals will no doubt want to catch up with others this weekend, and the relaxation of restrictions now allows up to 6 people, or two households, to meet up outside – in the garden for example – while adhering to social distancing and good hand hygiene. But please let’s be cautious, otherwise we place ourselves, our families and friends at risk.
With schools and colleges closing soon for Easter holidays, Public Health Devon remind people to still continue taking the rapid, lateral flow tests twice a week throughout the holiday period.