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Campaign launched to help public get healthy this summer

A survey of over 5,000 adults has revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted people’s eating and physical activity habits, with over 41 per cent of people in England saying that they have put on weight since the first lockdown in March 2020.

Posted on: 30 July 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Sun, sea, sand and PCR tests… travelling abroad this summer

The summer is usually when many people hop on a boat, train or plane to seek out some guaranteed sunshine and a well earned break, but the coronavirus pandemic means travel is not straightforward at the moment. 

Posted on: 30 July 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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VideoGood to be back on the bus

The events of the last year have made people less confident about using public transport, particularly buses.

Posted on: 30 July 2021 | Posted in: Environment
young person, wearing a face covering, receiving his vaccination

Higher proportion of younger females to younger men vaccinated 

Just over 50 per cent of females aged 18 to 49 have now had both doses of the coronavirus vaccine, compared to just under 40 per cent of males in the same age group.

Posted on: 30 July 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Please remain alert. We need to see how the data continues to look over coming weeks and months

COVID-19 levels nationally have fallen sharply over the last week, and case rates in Devon are showing signs of levelling off. But while the national data looks reassuring, it would be unwise to let that reassurance lead to less cautious behaviour, experts warn.

Posted on: 28 July 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Young person wearing a face covering, stood in a park with a river in the background

All adults urged to have second jabs at eight weeks

People in Devon are being urged to bring forward their second COVID-19 vaccination to reduce the interval between doses to eight weeks. They can either rebook their appointment or attend one of the many walk-in clinics being held around Devon.

Posted on: 14 July 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Director of Public Health Devon reiterates a message of caution

Reacting to the Prime Minister’s statement this afternoon (Monday 12 July), Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon reiterated a message of caution.

Posted on: 12 July 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
man and woman sat at a table. Woman looks anxious.

‘Freedom Day’ could be anything but for many

It’s been dubbed ‘Freedom Day’ – Monday 19 July, when the COVID-19 restrictions will lift and it’s no longer compulsory to wear masks or socially distance.

Posted on: 12 July 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
Rapid lateral flow testing kit, laid out on a table top

Confused by the difference between LFD and PCR tests?

We’re still hearing that people with symptoms of coronavirus are using lateral flow device (LFD) tests to find out whether they have the virus. But lateral flow tests are for people who have no symptoms to use regularly to quickly check if they have the virus without realising. 

Posted on: 12 July 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Watch NHS Devon’s webinar about vaccines and pregnancy 

Last week the NHS in Devon hosted a free live webinar for anyone to attend who wanted to know more about the COVID-19 vaccine in relation to fertility, pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Posted on: 9 July 2021 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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