Tag Archives: coronavirus

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40 per cent of families took up the offer of primary school classes this week

Around 40 per cent of families took up the offer of classes for their children in Devon’s primary schools this week.

Posted on: 2 June 2020 | Posted in: Education
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Celebrating volunteers this week

This week is national Volunteer Week.  We’ll be celebrating new Volunteer Champions each day on our social media channels, showing how ordinary people are doing good deeds, kind acts, and generally being lovely people helping other lovely people during the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on: 1 June 2020 | Posted in: Community
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Open letter to parents and carers of children with SEND

Open letter to parents and carers of children with SEND, from Vicky Ford MP Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families.

Posted on: 31 May 2020
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Local Outbreak Plans will be supplementary to national testing and tracing arrangements

Last Friday (22 May), the Government announced that Councils will receive a share of an extra £300m to help establish local outbreak plans which will include local coordination and management of infection control and of local testing and tracing arrangements.

Posted on: 28 May 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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National Bus Pass use to revert to standard operating times

Friday 5 June will be the last day that National Bus Pass holders in Devon can use their passes before 9:30am – as the scheme returns to standard operating times

Posted on: 28 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Advice to take extra care, however you travel

Devon County Council is encouraging all road users to take extra care on roads, pavements and cycle routes as more people start to travel around the county

Posted on: 28 May 2020 | Posted in: Environment
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Council welcomes extra funding for local authorities to develop new COVID-19 track and trace plans

Devon County Council has welcomed today’s Government announcement that local councils are to play a central role in developing new local track and trace plans for their local areas.

Posted on: 22 May 2020
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Devon celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. The national theme is ‘kindness’, and we believe that this year it’s especially important that we look out for each other. Kindness, after all, has the power to create community, support and hope.

Posted on: 19 May 2020 | Posted in: Community
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Youth Service initiative gives young people the means to stay connected

Our youth service is raising money to buy tech and other means to help vulnerable young people access their services remotely. We’ve given nearly £10,000

Posted on: 19 May 2020 | Posted in: Community
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Smile! It’s National Smile Month

Today signals the start of National Smile Month (18 May to 18 June), and Devon Public Health, Libraries Unlimited, Devon’s Childrens’ Centres and Action for Children are raising awareness of oral health hygiene in children and families, in conjunction with the Oral Health Foundation.

Posted on: 19 May 2020