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Devon data shows a rise

Devon’s infection rate is still comparatively low, but the number of positive COVID-19 tests have risen this week, in line with the national trend.

Posted on: 25 September 2020
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Help NHS Test and Trace by downloading the new NHS COVID-19 app

The new NHS COVID-19 app is available to us all from today (Thursday 24 September).  It’s free to download, and it’s got some clever features.

Posted on: 24 September 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Council leader urges everyone to do all they can to avoid more severe restrictions in future

“It is important that everyone now sticks to the new restrictions and I urge everyone – residents and businesses – to do all they can now in order to avoid more severe restrictions being imposed in the future,” says Cllr Hart

Posted on: 22 September 2020
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New laws announced today place duties on venues

Businesses and organisations have been playing their part by putting measures in place in their venues to tackle the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Posted on: 18 September 2020
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Parents urged to help keep schools safe

There’s always a rise in the number of bugs and illness at the start of term, and this year for obvious reasons, there has been a heightened awareness of when our children feel unwell, though in most cases this will not be coronavirus (COVID-19).

Posted on: 18 September 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Carers UK want to know how COVID-19 is impacting on carers

If you provide care to a loved one or friend, Carers UK would like to know how COVID-19 is impacting on your life.

Posted on: 17 September 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Businesses urged to prepare for NHS COVID-19 app

The NHS COVID-19 app will launch in England and Wales on Thursday 24 September.

Posted on: 16 September 2020
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Testing numbers rise in Devon as confirmed cases fall

The latest data shows a big rise in the numbers of COVID-19 tests completed in the last seven days, compared to the previous week.

Posted on: 15 September 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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The government consults on measures to speed up vaccine deployment

The government is consulting on measures it could take to potentially enable a vaccine to be deployed sooner.

Posted on: 15 September 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Access to testing in Devon

Last week, we reported that the government has diverted some of the testing resources from parts of the country where prevalence is lower, to other parts where prevalence of cases and demand for testing is higher.

Posted on: 11 September 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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