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Public health and NHS issue joint appeal after Devon Covid-19 cases reach record high

Weekly case rate for Devon 222.5 per 100,000, 1,785 new cases and 31 deaths for week ending January 8

Posted on: 15 January 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Devon to launch community testing programme

’30 minute’ community testing will help to find those who have COVID-19 but show no symptoms and may inadvertently be spreading the virus

Posted on: 13 January 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Looking after ourselves physically and mentally

As we adjust again to staying at home more, and minimising our contacts outside of the home, it’s important that we remember to take care of our minds as well as our bodies.

Posted on: 5 January 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Getting outside safely during COVID-19

While it’s important that we stay home as much as possible, how do we stay safe when outdoors? Ordnance Survey has updated their guidance for being safe outdoors, in light the latest restrictions.

Posted on: 5 January 2021

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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Devon Recycling Centres are still open, but restrictions are in place

Our recycling centres are still open, although the resale areas within them are closed.

Posted on: 5 January 2021 | Posted in: Environment
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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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