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Caution is the watchword over the next weeks

Caution is the watchword over the next weeks, warns Devon’s Director of Public Health Devon.

Posted on: 17 May 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Pupils of Woolsery Primary School in Bideford showing off their nature crowns

Devon schools urged to take learning outdoors

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.

Posted on: 12 May 2021 | Posted in: Education
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Take up the vaccine to help protect others

Evidence is building that suggests that having the vaccine not only protects you from becoming ill should you catch coronavirus, but it also reduces the likelihood of you transmitting it to others.

Posted on: 5 May 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Doors reopen at Devon’s youth centres

Young people have expressed delight at having the doors of their youth centres open once again this week.

Posted on: 23 April 2021 | Posted in: Community
Devon and Cornwall Police Officers attending a mobile community testing vehicle at Middlemoor in Exeter

New stops added to mobile testing programme

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.

Posted on: 23 April 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Meal boxes delivered to families with young children across Devon

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.

Posted on: 15 April 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Remember, outdoors only this weekend, and social distancing

Social distancing is crucial to reducing transmission of coronavirus, Steve Brown is reminding people ahead of the Easter weekend.

Posted on: 31 March 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Stay outside when meeting others to reduce the spread of coronavirus

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.

Posted on: 31 March 2021
Three people walking along a path across moorland

Respect each other and local communities, asks Public Health Devon

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.

Posted on: 31 March 2021
home test kit for lateral flow testing for coronavirus

Please continue rapid testing for COVID-19 over the Easter holidays

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.

Posted on: 31 March 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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